With a portfolio of more mature technologies and increased interest in RNAi from the investment and pharmaceutical communities alike, Marina Biotech expects to rebuild itself as a leaner company with a greater focus on drug discovery, the struggling company’s top official said this week.

According to Marina President and CEO Michael French, the firm’s strategy of buying up attractive RNAi technologies put it under a financial burden it proved incapable of supporting, which contributed to its virtual shutdown last year.

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