Tekmira Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it has acquired a worldwide, non-exclusive license to Marina Biotech's unlocked nucleobase analog technology, which is used to design RNAi payloads.

According to a Marina filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tekmira paid $300,000 upfront for the license, and will pay clinical and regulatory milestones, as well as low single-digit royalties on future product sales.

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