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Dicerna (DRNA) Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Operational Results



11/8/2016 10:45:42 AM

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA), a leading developer of investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, today reported financial and operational results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

“This quarter, we made the strategic decision to focus our resources on advancing our GalXC™ subcutaneous RNAi technology platform and to prioritize the product candidates emerging from this powerful product engine,” said Douglas Fambrough, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Dicerna. “Our decision was based on the strength of the GalXC preclinical data and broad opportunities this technology enables in our core therapeutic areas of rare disease, chronic liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases and liver infectious diseases. In preclinical models across these areas, the potency and duration of action results for the GalXC platform have consistently supported the potential for target gene silencing in the liver with a simple, infrequent, subcutaneous injection paradigm. As a result, we transitioned our primary hyperoxaluria program to the GalXC-based DCR-PHXC from DCR-PH1, as we believe DCR-PHXC has the potential to be a better therapeutic candidate for patients with this disease. We also discontinued our DCR-MYC program in oncology because early efficacy results did not meet our threshold for further development. We believe this strategic shift will put us in a stronger position to execute our development strategy more efficiently and build an exciting pipeline of subcutaneously-delivered, RNAi-based therapeutics with clear differentiation and that have the potential to be first-in-class in specific indications.”

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