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