By Doug Macron

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals is on track to start enrolling patients in a phase I study of its solid tumor therapy TKM-PLK1, and is in talks with the National Cancer Institute over a possible collaboration on using the drug in liver cancer, the company's top official said this week.

Meanwhile, Tekmira continues to work on new formulations of its phase I hypercholesterolemia drug TKM-ApoB, which will not re-enter human testing this year as previously disclosed, President and CEO Mark Murray said.

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