Opko Acquires Curna for $10M

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Opko Health said this week that it has acquired Curna, an early-stage developer of non-coding RNA-based treatments for cancer, heart disease, metabolic disorders, and genetic anomalies.

Curna's technology, according to Opko, allows for the up-regulation of target proteins and was exclusively licensed from the Scripps Research Institute.

According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Opko acquired all outstanding shares of privately held Curna for $10 million in cash.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

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