By Doug Macron

Santaris Pharma announced this week that it has signed a deal to use its locked nucleic acid technology to develop drug candidates against rare genetic disorders for British biopharmaceutical firm Shire.

The deal, which calls for Shire to handle the majority of the drugs’ development, provides Santaris with a way to realize additional value from its technology in areas outside of its core expertise as it advances its own therapeutic programs, Santaris CSO Henrik Orum told RNAi News.

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