NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AstraZeneca and the Broad Institute today said they will collaborate on identifying new compounds that target bacterial and viral infections.

The alliance will employ Broad's expertise in bacterial genomics and biochemistry with its chemical library of 100,000 customized molecules known as Diversity-Oriented Synthesis compounds. The library is "designed to contain molecular shapes and structures not found anywhere else that can hit even the most challenging biological targets," the partners said in a joint statement.

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