Alnylam Pharmaceuticals this week announced positive interim data from a phase I study of its subcutaneously delivered TTR amyloidosis treatment ALN-TTRsc, which show the drug can cut levels of its disease-causing protein by roughly 90 percent.

During a conference call, Alnylam CEO John Maraganore touted the results as establishing "a new benchmark for consistent and sustained TTR knockdown" when it comes to RNA-based ATTR treatments, and that the company would aim for this target in all future studies of ALN-TTRsc.

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