Sirnaomics this week announced that it has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop novel siRNA-based therapeutics for lung cancer.

According to the NIH, the six-month grant began on June 1 and is worth $250,000. The company will use the funds to develop multi-targeted siRNA drugs for non-small cell lung cancer.

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