Marina Biotech announced last month that its phase I familial adenomatous polyposis treatment CEQ508 has received orphan drug status from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Separately this month, the company said that it has been issued a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application covering its so-called DiLA2 delivery technology.

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