Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week announced the release of new preclinical data showing that the company's RNAi-based Marburg virus drug could prevent death in non-human primates infected with a lethal dose of the pathogen.

The animals were infected with the virus, then given 0.5 mg/kg doses of the drug — TKM-Marburg — once a day for seven days 72 hours later. All of the treated primates survived.

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