Inex, Protiva, Benitec


Inex Plans Spinout for September; Protiva Vows to Block the Move

Inex Pharmaceuticals said this week that it expects to complete the spin out of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals in September.

Last week, Inex said that it had revised its spinout plan to provide Tekmira with all of its cash, pharmaceutical assets, technology, employees, and partnerships -- including its deal with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for an oligo delivery technology (see RNAi News, 7/13/2006).

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