Sirnaomics could begin phase I testing of its siRNA-based wound-healing drug candidate STP-705 as soon as next year and expects to run the trial in China, a company official told Gene Silencing News this week.

At the same time, the company is dipping its toes into the microRNA drugs waters, and recently published a paper with colleagues from the University of Tennessee examining the role of microRNA-132 in ocular angiogenesis.

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