Quark Biotech announced this week that it has landed the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firm as a partner, exclusively licensing its proprietary human gene target RTP-801 to Pfizer for certain indications including age-related macular degeneration.
 
Under the deal, Pfizer also has acquired RTP-801i, an siRNA-based molecule that silences RTP-801 and which Quark expects to move into phase I testing before the end of the year.
 

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