As it eyes new opportunities for its delivery technology, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals is exploring the potential of its lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) as carriers for messenger RNA therapeutics, the company's top official said last week.

Meanwhile, as it keeps it focus primarily on its core RNAi programs, Tekmira anticipates quickly moving a hepatitis B candidate into the clinic, with data available before the end of the year, President and CEO Mark Murray said during a conference call held last week to discuss Tekmira's financial results.

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