Silence Therapeutics announced this week that it has signed a deal under which Miragen will evaluate its microRNA therapeutic candidates in combination with Silence's cationic lipid-based DBTC delivery technology.

Miragen will provide Silence with multiple specific miRNA sequences, which Silence will formulate with the DBTC technology. Miragen will then examine the compounds in vitro and in vivo, and have the option to select lead candidates for further development as therapeutics.

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