NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Sigma-Aldrich today said it has granted Pfizer non-exclusive rights to its DNA-directed RNAi technology.
 
The agreement will allow Pfizer’s to use Sigma’s ddRNAi at any of its worldwide operations, Sigma said.
 
Sigma said it has exclusively licensed ddRNAi applications from Australian company Benitec and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.  
 

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