News Articles:

21 April 2008

Cequent: Trojan bugs for RNAi. (BioCentury April 2008, Page A8)

31 July 2007

Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: the biological pitcher for RNAi therapeutics.

(Pharmacogenomics July 2007, Vol. 8, No. 7, Pages 867-871)

27 July 2007

Cequent gets a hand from Swiss giant’s venture arm.

(Boston Business Journal – subscription required)

06 July 2007

Bugs bear RNA drugs.

A Cambridge startup is using bacteria to deliver the promise of RNAi therapeutics. (Nature Network – Boston)

05 July 2007
Quark, Cequent Present Rodent Data in Beyond Genome Poster Presentations (RNAi News – subscription required)

21 June 2007

Cequent Nabs Additional $3M in Series A; Novartis Takes Option to IBD Program (RNAi News – subscription required)

19 June 2007

Cequent Nabs $9 Million

Funds will harness bacteria found in yogurt to fight cervical cancer. (Red Herring)

26 January 2007

Biotech’s next big thing catching on.

RNAi technology fights bad genes and attracts big money. (Boston Business Journal – subscription required)

25 January 2007

Startup Cequent Jumps Onto RNAi Drugs Field With $6M VC Funding and Novel Delivery Tech. (RNAi News – subscription required)

15 December 2006

Cequent lands $6M on the Strength of Its Core Technology
Peter D. Parker, president and CEO of Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Mark Chalek, chief of business ventures at BIDMC, discuss Cequent’s technology. (Boston Business Journal)

25 October 2006

How Gene Silencing May Provide Cures
Recent Nobel laureate Andrew Fire talks about the evolving understanding of RNA interference’s natural roles in development and disease. (Technology Review)

2 October 2006

Congratulations to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2006. They are being honored for their discovery of “RNA interference – gene silencing by double-stranded RNA.”

Videos on RNA interference by the Nature Publishing Group:

For more information on either of these videos and an introduction to RNA interference, please go to

1. Mechanisms of RNA interference

Click on the link above to watch a movie about RNA interference (RNAi) produced by Nature Publishing Group

2. A Tour of RNAi – Animation

Quicktime is required to view the animated tour of RNAi. This animation was designed by Arkitek Studios for Nature Reviews Genetics. To download QuickTime, please click here.