This article has been updated to correct details regarding SYL1001's development timeline.

Spanish RNAi drug developer Sylentis is gearing up to begin a phase II trial of its investigational glaucoma treatment SYL040012, which could start as soon as by the end of the year, Gene Silencing News has learned.

At the same time, the company plans to begin a second phase I trial of an RNAi-based treatment for dry eye-associated pain, called SYL1001, later this year, according to a Sylentis spokeswoman.

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