NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week said that it is currently amending the protocol of a Phase I trial of its RNAi-based Ebola infection therapy TKM-Ebola after US regulators halted the study amid safety concerns.

Tekmira, which has seen its stock fall more than 25 percent since the US Food and Drug Administration put a hold on the clinical trial early this month, said that it expects the matter will be resolved by the end of the year. Tekmira shares closed a little over $10 on Wednesday, and remain well off a 52-week high of $31.48.

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