Marina Biotech said this week that it has signed an agreement to sell its patents and technology related to carbetocin, a long-acting analog of the hormone oxytocin, to Cypress Bioscience for an initial fee of $750,000 and potential milestones of up to $27 million.

According to Marina, the drug may potentially be used as an autism treatment. Nastech Pharmaceutical, the predecessor company of Marina, had advanced the compound through two phase I dose-escalation studies.

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