HIV is a hot indication for potential RNAi-based therapeutics and CombiMatrix is getting ready to join the action. The Newport Beach, Calif.-based company said this week that its ongoing collaboration with Spanish non-profit research institute IrsiCaixa has yielded two promising siRNAs with anti-HIV activity, which are now being prepared for in vivo testing.

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