Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week unveiled new preclinical data from its Ebola and Marburg virus programs, showing that its siRNA-based therapies were effective in non-human primates even when treatment was delayed by as much as 48 hours after infection.

Tekmira also reported its third-quarter financial results, posting a higher net loss amid increased operating expenses, and disclosed that it is poised to receive a milestone payment from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals related to a drug delivery technology licensing arrangement between the firms.

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