Spanish RNAi drugs shop Sylentis has completed non-human primate studies of a topical siRNA-based treatment for glaucoma and aims to begin testing the drug in humans before the end of the year, RNAi News has learned.

The company will perform initial clinical testing on its own in Spain, though it expects to later test the drug in other countries, including the US, Natalia Wright, Sylentis' head of intellectual property, told RNAi News this week.

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