Isis Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has formed an alliance with Roche to develop antisense-based treatments for Huntington’s disease.

The companies are also working together to combine Isis’ antisense oligos with Roche’s so-called brain shuttle program to increase the brain penetration of the molecules with systemic administration, Isis said.

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