FDA Puts Tekmira Ebola Drug Study on Hold | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has been notified that the US Food and Drug Administration has placed a hold on a Phase I study of the company's siRNA-based Ebola virus drug, TKM-Ebola.

According to Tekmira, the single ascending dose portion of the study, in which TKM-Ebola was administered to healthy volunteers without the use of steroid premedication to prevent immunostimulatory side effects.

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