miRNA therapeutics

At the Rodman & Renshaw Healthcare Conference in New York this Week, a company official noted that in work conducted with Mirna Therapeutics, Marina found a 100-fold increase in microRNA in three different tissues, along with downregulation of the intended gene targets.

The company has exclusively licensed inventions related to the modulation of miR-146 and miR-155, key mediators of the inflammatory response.

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