Regulus Therapeutics this week announced that it has received a milestone payment from Biogen Idec as part of the companies' ongoing partnership to identify microRNA biomarkers for multiple sclerosis.

In 2012, the companies signed a deal under which Regulus is using its proprietary miRNA extraction and analysis technologies to identify which of these small, non-coding RNAs could be used to develop a blood-based test to help diagnose MS patients, as well as to guide their treatment and monitor disease progression and relapse.

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