This article has been corrected from a previous version, which mistakenly named the Whitehead Institute as the sole owner of the Tuschl-2 IP, rather than the Max-Planck Institute. RNAi News deeply regrets the error.

Less than three weeks after receiving the exclusive rights to UMass’ shares of the seminal Tuschl IP with a promise to broadly sublicense the technology, Sirna is already entertaining offers and expects to have at least one deal signed by the end of the year, according to Bharat Chowrira, vice president of legal affairs and patent counsel at Sirna.

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