Centre for Hepatology

Deals with the diseases of the liver as well as related conditions

Hepatobiliary disease includes liver disease and biliary disease. The study related to such diseases is known as hepatology. As a critical organ that can be affected by a large number of factors, the liver is usually the focal point in hepatology. The term hepatology is derived from the Greek words “hepatikos” and “logia,” which mean liver and study, respectively.

Traditionally, hepatology was considered to be a part of gastroenterology, however the rapid expansion in this specific area has inspired doctors to specialize solely on this in some of the countries , who are called hepatologists. Certain diseases, such as chronic hepatitis and autoimmune diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality among residents of the tropics in many parts of the world.

Nearly two billion people are estimated of being infected with hepatitis B virus at some point in their life. Moreover, it is also found that 80% of liver cancers are caused due to either hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus.

Here, at exRNA Therapeutics Limited, we are focused on solving the problems related to the hepatobiliary disease by RNA interference. RNA interference has emerged as an innovative technology for gene silencing that degrades mRNA complementary to antisense strand for improvement of treatment

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