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Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. tkRNAi Technology to be Presented at the Centennial Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research


4/16/2009 11:51:10 AM

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.

About Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.cequentpharma.com)

An early-stage biopharmaceutical company, Cequent is pioneering the development of novel therapeutics to prevent and treat a wide range of human disorders - from inflammatory disease to cancer - based on the company's proprietary technology, TransKingdom RNA interference (tkRNAi). Cequent's first products, now in pre-clinical development, are drug candidates targeting colon-cancer prevention and inflammatory bowel disease. The company designed its powerful tkRNAi technology to deactivate specific disease-causing genes safely and effectively, using non-pathogenic bacteria as an engine to produce and deliver RNAi directly into cells. It is based on ground-breaking scientific research originating at the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. A privately held company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cequent was established in 2006.

CONTACT: Caroline Grossman, +1-781-771-5579, caroline.grossman@gmail.com,
for Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Web site: http://www.cequentpharma.com/



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