TKM-PLK1 in the context Alny opt in rights and litigation
ALNY can opt in with the start of phase 2, as it stands now both companies don't have the money to do this, or at least, better options.
VSP has other problems, I suggest you look at the litigation. ALNY has better programs already with less risk.
I expect TKMR to just continue the phase 1 and if there are signs that the target is right and interesting they will probably do another phase 1 with a new generation LNP, and probably with a partner. But maybe by that time TKMR is no longer.
It's part of the litigation, there's a patent issue at the US patent office with the VSP patent and a pending tekmira patent regarding a target eg5, that is part of VSP.
Alny wants to partner. But as long as this is not resolved, I have a hard time believing they can partner it. It's about a year later now, and so far nothing. If alny is really going to trial, this will take another year. So certainly no partner for VSP.