Researchers from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals last week published new data showing that siRNAs targeting Marburg virus that have been formulated with the company's lipid nanoparticles could provide up to 100 percent post-exposure protection against infection in guinea pig models.

The work, Tekmira President and CEO Mark Murray said in a statement, builds off of the firm's ongoing clinical program in Ebola virus and lay "a foundation for future infectious disease therapeutics."

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