NEW YORK, June 11 - British structural proteomics company Astex Technology has joined the Global Phasing consortium, giving Astex early access to Global Phasing's software for modeling protein structure using x-ray crystallography, the companies said Monday.

Astex, based in Cambridge, UK, joins several undisclosed pharmaceutical companies in the consortium. In addition to early access to software, membership in the consortium allows Astex scientists to consult with Global Phasing software developers. 

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