NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Merck today said it plans to acquire RNAi drug developer Sirna Therapeutics for around $1.1 billion in cash.
 
The deal is noteworthy for RNAi technology companies because Sirna, through principally a drug-discovery company, has said in the past that it would license its IP. It is not clear whether they have to date, or whether the Merck acquisition will help or hinder this goal.
 

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