Eyeing $11B Hair-Removal Market, Sirna Acquires Skinetics, Creates Dermatology Unit | GenomeWeb

A handful of companies have expressed interest in applying RNA interference to the field of dermatology — L’Oreal, for instance, holds an international patent application on the use of double-stranded RNAs for cosmetic purposes, and Atugen has said that it is evaluating the gene-silencing technology in wound healing (see RNAi News, 2/13/2004).

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