Research programme: RNAi therapeutics - SomaGenics

Drug Profile

Research programme: RNAi therapeutics - SomaGenics

Alternative Names: Short hairpin RNAs - SomaGenics; shRNAs - SomaGenics; sshRNA®

Latest Information Update: 01 Aug 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator SomaGenics
  • Developer Arbutus Biopharma; Roche; SomaGenics
  • Class Antivirals; Small interfering RNA
  • Mechanism of Action RNA interference; Virus internalisation inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Hepatitis C; Hepatitis D
  • Research Diabetic foot ulcer

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Jul 2018 SomaGenics receives phase II SBIR grant from National Institutes of Health for RNAi therapeutic development in Hepatitis D virus infections
  • 16 Mar 2018 Arbutus has issued and pending patents for LNP delivery technology in countries worldwide
  • 19 Dec 2017 SomaGenics has patent protection for sshRNA® RNA interface technology in USA
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