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Artemis to Provide Aventis with Genetically Engineered Mice

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - Artemis Pharmaceuticals said today that it has signed a deal to use its ArteMice platform to generate genetically engineered mice for French drug maker Aventis.


According to Artemis, Aventis will use the mice in drug research for gene function analysis, as well as for testing novel drug candidates. Artemis said it will also provide Aventis with licenses to certain Cre transgenic mice, including the CreER-gene switch mouse, for use in in vivo gene function studies.


Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

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Booster Decision Expected

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