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Jan 23, 2012

Marina Biotech Receives Notice of Acceptance for Patent Broadly Covering Its Unlocked Nucleobase Analog (UNA) Technology

Marina Biotech, Inc. MRNAD -2.24% , a leading oligonucleotide-based drug discovery and development company today announced that the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has issued a Notice of Acceptance for patent application 580712. The claims broadly cover multiple sequence independent and length independent, nucleic acid constructs having one or more unlocked nucleobase analogs (UNAs). The nucleic acid constructs of the patent include both RISC and dicer length siRNAs, both microRNA mimetics and microRNA antagomirs as well as single-stranded oligonucleotides.