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Aureus Licenses AurScope Knowledge Databases to GSK

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Aureus Pharma said today that it has signed a multi-year license for its AurScope Knowledge databases with GlaxoSmithKline.


Under the arrangement, GSK will have access to Aureus' GPCR, ion channel, kinase, hERG, and ADME/drug-drug interactions databases.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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