Kylin Therapeutics announced this week that it has been notified that the US Patent and Trademark Office will issue a patent broadly covering the company's core packaging RNA technology.

According to Kylin, pRNA is derived from bacteriophage phi29. The company characterizes it as a “gear in the DNA packaging machinery” that can be modified with therapeutic RNA such as siRNA.

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