Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said last week that the US Department of Defense has extended the temporary stop-work order it recently imposed on its partnership with the company to develop an RNAi-based treatment for Ebola virus infection.

Tekmira said that it now expects to hear by Sept. 30 whether the order has been lifted or extended again, or whether the government is terminating the arrangement altogether.

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