Benitec Biopharma Limited Company Profile
Benitec Biopharma Limited, a biotechnology company, develops treatments for chronic and life-threatening human diseases based on its gene silencing technology, DNA-directed RNA interference (ddRNAi) in Australia. Its in-house development programs include TT-034, which is in Phase I/IIa clinical trials for the treatment of hepatitis C; Hepbarna for the treatment of the hepatitis B virus; Tribetarna for treating drug resistant non-small cell lung cancer; and Pabparna to treat oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, an autosomal-dominant inherited, slow-progressing, and late-onset degenerative muscle disorder that occurs at the age of 40 or 50 years in patients, as well as a single dose treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The company also licenses its ddRNAi technology to other biopharmaceutical companies for various clinical applications comprising HIV/AIDS, cancer immunotherapy, retinitis pigmentosa, huntingtons diseases, and intractable neuropathic pain. Benitec Biopharma Limited was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.