By Doug Macron

RXi Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has exercised an option to acquire technology related to self-delivering RNAi molecules from Advirna, a Boulder, Colo.-based biotech firm co-founded by RXi's chief scientific officer.

Separately this week, the company disclosed that it has terminated six of its licensing agreements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as an invention-disclosure agreement, while amending its license to an oral RNAi drug-delivery technology.

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