Tekmira Pharmaceuticals this week released interim results from an ongoing phase I trial of its siRNA-based cancer treatment TKM-PLK1, which showed the drug to be well tolerated despite an “aggressive” dosing regimen, with some signs of clinical activity.

Tekmira's top official, speaking during a conference call held to discuss the company's second-quarter financial results, also said that the firm remains committed to working with the US Department of Defense should the agency decide to maintain their now-halted Ebola collaboration.

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