Santaris’ Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Drug Platform and Drug Discovery Engine can deliver drug candidates against RNA targets across a multitude of diseases. Under the terms of the extended agreement, Shire can nominate additional collaboration targets for drug discovery and development, and in turn Santaris will receive an undisclosed upfront payment alongside milestones and royalties.
The collaboration will work towards developing drugs to target rare diseases. “Our hope is that the partnership will eventually translate into novel drugs that will help patients suffering from debilitating rare diseases lead better lives,” said Albert Seymour, VP, Discovery Research at Shire.
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