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Cequent tkRNAi Technology to be Presented at the Centennial Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
Date:4/15/2009

Monday poster honored with special recognition awarded to top-rated abstracts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cequent Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in the development of novel products to deliver RNAi-based treatments to prevent and treat human disease, announced that the company's TransKingdom RNA interference (tkRNAi) technology will be the focus of three poster sessions featuring late-breaking research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting. The poster presentation scheduled for Monday afternoon, Safety and Efficacy of a tkRNAi Therapeutic Targeting Beta-Catenin (CTNNB1), received special recognition from the AACR Program Committee, which rated the abstract in the top three to four percent of those submitted. The AACR meeting will be held April 18 - 22, 2009, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Sunday, April 19  Characterization of a Multiple Hairpin Expression
                      Construct for TransKingdom RNA Interference (tkRNAi)
    8 am - noon
    Hall B-F          Cequent's Group Leader for Molecular Biology, Dr.
    Poster Section 27 AJ Wang will present data demonstrating that a single
    Poster board #10  tkRNAi construct can target multiple genes
    Abstract # LB-38  simultaneously and induce significant gene silencing.
                      Data presented here targets oncogenes relevant for
                      colon cancer, but this tkRNAi technology may also
                      prove useful in treatments for other cancers,
                      inflammatory diseases, and disorders

    Monday, April 20  Safety and Efficacy of a tkRNAi Therapeutic Targeting
                      Beta-Catenin (CTNNB1)
    1 - 5 pm
    Hall B-F          Cequent's Director of Development, Alison Silva, will
    Poster Section 15 present novel data showing the safety and efficacy of
    Poster board #26  orally appli
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