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Sirnaomics and GRL Establish Partnership for the Development of Two Multi-Targeted RNAi Therapeutics Products
Date:3/12/2008

om companies like GRL with interests in specialized therapeutic areas."

"Sirnaomics' RNAi therapeutic programs represent a novel approach to treat many critical human diseases. Some of those programs are uniquely valuable to our business and technology focus -- developing therapeutic products to serve military personnel wounded on the battlefield," said Mr. Mike Ghias, President and CEO of GRL. "We are very happy to have this partnership with Sirnaomics and are looking forward to expanding such collaborations in developing therapeutic approaches for bio-defense related applications."

About RNAi Therapeutics

RNAi has emerged as a fundamentally important biological phenomenon and as a versatile, powerful tool for biomedical research. RNAi plays a multifaceted role in molecular biology by silencing genes through chromatin remodeling, interfering with protein synthesis, and in its best-studied mode of action quashing gene expression by cleaving messenger RNA. Experimental applications of RNAi have spurred the exploration of gene functions in basic research, drug discovery and clinical settings. The value of RNAi as a therapeutic technology has been validated by award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology as well as a number of corporate acquisitions and investments injecting billions of dollars into this area of research and development. Currently, there are several advanced RNAi therapeutics trials in clinic including one reached the Phase III human clinical study.

About GRL

General Research Laboratory, Inc. (GRL) was established in 2005 as a biopharmaceutical company in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company is focusing on developing innovative technologies to serve the pharmaceutical industry and the discovery of novel therapeutics to treat diseases and conditions related to battlefield medicine and military personnel. GRL currently holds proprietary technologies on the use of an Epoxy Encapsulated Magnetic Nanoparticle (
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