Officials from Targeted Genetics announced last week that it has not been able to raise much-needed capital, raising questions about the firm's ability to advance its priority drug-development programs.

"We maintain great belief in the promise of our adeno-associated viral … platform technology and our current product-development programs," Targeted Genetics President and CEO Susan Robinson said during a conference call held last week to discuss the company's fourth-quarter financial results.

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