RXi Pharmaceuticals said this week that its planned collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to develop an RNAi-based treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been selected for matching funding from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

The funding is worth $250,000 per year for two years and will be matched dollar for dollar by RXi. The award is still subject to a formal agreement between RXi and UMMS.

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