Title: iRNA Agents Targeting VEGF

Patent Number: 8,293,719

Filed: March 8, 2011

Lead Inventor: Antonin de Fougerolles, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

The patent, its abstract states, claims “compounds, compositions, and methods useful for modulating the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor such as by the mechanism of RNA interference. The compounds and compositions include iRNA agents that can be unmodified or chemically-modified.”

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