By Doug Macron

Researchers from Santaris Pharma this week published data in Science showing that intravenous administration of its phase I hepatitis C therapy SPC3649 could silence its target microRNA in chimpanzees infected with the virus without triggering resistance or adverse effects.

Separately, an official from Santaris confirmed that GlaxoSmithKline's option to license the drug has expired, and that deal negotiations are underway with other companies.

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