Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation
TSX : TKM

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation

September 09, 2010 19:00 ET

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference and the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2010) - Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:TKM), a leader in RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mark J. Murray, will present a corporate overview at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. 

Dr. Murray will also present a corporate overview at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference 2010 on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:35 am ET at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA.

A live audio webcast of both presentations can be accessed on the "News & Events" section of the Company's website, www.tekmirapharm.com.

About RNAi and Tekmira's LNP Technology

RNAi therapeutics have the potential to treat a broad number of human diseases by "silencing" disease causing genes. The discoverers of RNAi, a gene silencing mechanism used by all cells, were awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. RNAi therapeutics, such as "siRNAs", require delivery technology to be effective systemically. LNP technology is one of the most widely used siRNA delivery approaches for systemic administration. Tekmira's LNP technology (formerly referred to as stable nucleic acid-lipid particles or SNALP) encapsulates siRNAs with high efficiency in uniform lipid nanoparticles which are effective in delivering RNAi therapeutics to disease sites in numerous preclinical models. Tekmira's LNP formulations are manufactured by a proprietary method which is robust, scalable and highly reproducible and LNP-based products have been reviewed by multiple FDA divisions for use in clinical trials. LNP formulations comprise several lipid components that can be adjusted to suit the specific application. 

About Tekmira

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing novel RNAi therapeutics and providing its leading lipid nanoparticle delivery technology to pharmaceutical partners. Tekmira has been working in the field of nucleic acid delivery for over a decade and has broad intellectual property covering LNP technology. Further information about Tekmira can be found at www.tekmirapharm.com. Tekmira is based in Vancouver, B.C.

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