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Altana Opens Research Institute near Boston with Focus on Genomics, Proteomics

NEW YORK, June 13 - Altana Pharma, the pharmaceutical division of Altana, opened a research center in Waltham, Mass., today  that will focus on genomics and proteomics as well as bioinformatics.


The center, called Altana Research Institute, is part of a five-and-a-half-year collaboration between Constance, Germany-based Altana Pharma and Munich-based GPC Biotech. Work on the center, which houses about 50 scientists, began in November 2001. Altana, of Bad Homburg, Germany, will invest a total of about $120 million in the institute.


Research at the ARI will focus on gastroenterology, respiratory diseases, and oncology, core areas of Altana Pharma.

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