Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to being phase I testing of the siRNA-based cancer drug TKM-PLK1.

"With this approval, we remain on track to achieve the company's milestone of initiating a phase I human clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors before the end of the year," Tekmira President and CEO Mark Murray said in a statement.

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