By Doug Macron

Santaris Pharma unveiled its newest microRNA therapeutic program this week having acquired intellectual property from Massachusetts General Hospital related to the use of miR-33 as a target for cardiovascular disorders including hypercholesterolemia.

In doing so, Santaris has expanded its stable of cardiovascular drug candidates based on its proprietary locked nucleic acid technology and added the second miRNA-inhibiting compound to its pipeline.

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