NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tokyo-based Koken has acquired the rights to use Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' RNAi-related patents under a non-exclusive, worldwide agreement, Alnylam said today.

Koken will use the patents from Alnylam's Kreutzer Limmer patent family, which covers aspects of the structure and functional properties of synthetic RNAi products, to manufacture and offer siRNA reagents to industry and academic researchers.

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