Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

ALN-RSV01, an siRNA-based treatment for respiratory syncytial virus, entered phase I testing in late 2005. The drug, which targets the nucleocapsid N gene of the RSV genome, moved into phase II testing in mid-2007 in healthy adults experimentally infected with the virus. A second phase II trial — this time in adult lung-transplant patients naturally infected with the virus — began in early 2008.

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