By Doug Macron

Roughly five months after the US Patent and Trademark Office ended a years-long review of Benitec's core patent, the Australian company announced that it is aiming to raise A$8 million ($8.4 million) though a public offering in order to support development of its three drug-development programs.

“This is effectively a relaunch of Benitec following the favorable decision from the US Patent and Trademark Office,” CEO Peter French said in a statement.

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