Dicerna, a wholly owned subsidiary of Novo Nordisk, is focused on driving innovation in RNAi (ribonucleic acid interference) to selectively target and silence genes that cause or contribute to disease. Using our proprietary GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ RNAi technologies, we discover and develop innovative RNAi-based therapies with the potential to treat both rare and more prevalent diseases. By silencing disease-causing genes, our GalXC platform has the potential to address conditions that are difficult to treat with other modalities. Initially focused on disease-causing genes in the liver, we have continued to innovate and are exploring new applications of our RNAi technology with GalXC-Plus, which expands on the functionality and application of our flagship liver-targeted GalXC technology to tissues and cell types outside the liver with the potential to treat diseases across multiple therapeutic areas.
Our team brings together talented experts across the fields of biology, chemistry, clinical science, medicine and more. With decades of scientific and technical experience focused on RNAi technology, we have the knowledge and experience needed to discover and develop therapies for patients with serious unmet medical needs. Between our own pipeline of core discovery and clinical candidates and those developed through collaborative relationships with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, we have generated more than 20 active discovery, preclinical or clinical proprietary and collaborative programs focused on rare, cardiometabolic, viral, chronic liver and complement-mediated diseases, as well as neurodegenerative diseases and pain.
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