Sylentis announced this week that it has completed a phase Ia study of its siRNA-based glaucoma drug SYL040012.

The drug targets adrenergic receptor beta-2 and is delivered topically to the eye. Gene Silencing News first reported in April that the trial had been concluded and that SYL040012 proved to be both safe and well tolerated (GSN 4/1/2010).

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