Arrowhead Research this week announced that it has completed enrollment in a phase I trial of its siRNA-based hepatitis B treatment ARC-520, and that available data indicate that the compound is safe to advance into a planned phase IIa study.

Separately, the company disclosed that it has priced its planned $60 million private offering.

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