By Doug Macron

Mirna Therapeutics this week announced that it has acquired the rights to use Marina Biotech's Smarticle liposomal delivery technology with a number of its therapeutic microRNA mimics, including its lead liver cancer candidate.

Under the terms of the deal, Mirna will be fully responsible for the development and commercialization of oncology drugs incorporating the technology, although Marina will provide certain undisclosed preclinical and process-development assistance.

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