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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Tekmira is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics. We are leveraging our extensive drug development and delivery expertise by advancing novel drugs based on our leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology. RNAi has the potential to generate a broad new class of therapeutics that take advantage of the body’s own natural processes to silence genes—or more specifically to eliminate specific gene-products, from the cell. With this ability to eliminate disease causing proteins from cells, RNAi products represent opportunities for therapeutic intervention that have not been achievable with conventional drugs. Delivery technology is crucial in order to protect RNAi drugs in the blood stream following administration, allow efficient delivery to the target cells, and facilitate cellular uptake and release into the cytoplasm of the cell. ... More ...