Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced this week that it has launched a phase I/II clinical trial of its siRNA-based cancer therapy TKM-PLK, focusing on two forms of cancer that were particularly responsive to the drug in a previous study.

During a conference call, Tekmira officials also provided updates on its other research and development efforts — including its Ebola infection treatment TKM-Ebola and efforts to develop its lipid nanoparticles, or LNPs, for subcutaneous siRNA delivery — and broke out the company’s second-quarter financial results.

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