By Doug Macron

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals last week announced the publication of data showing that the company's proprietary nucleic acid-delivery technology could be used in conjunction with an RNAi drug to protect non-human primates from a lethal dose of Ebola virus.

The data, Tekmira President and CEO Mark Murray said in a statement, "are the first demonstration that RNAi is efficacious in an otherwise lethal primate infectious disease setting," and support the utility of RNAi in infectious diseases.

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