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Australia s Cryptome to Use Northeastern University s Proteomics Technology

NEW YORK, April 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Cryptome Pharmaceuticals, a Melbourne, Australia-based drug discovery firm, said today that it has signed an agreement with NortheasternUniversity to use proteomics technology developed at the university.


Cryptome said it will use technology developed by William Hancock at Northeastern, which identifies and isolates low-abundance human proteins.


Hancock is a member of Cryptome's scientific advisory board.


Cryptome said that the methodology will augment its own discovery platform, which uses high-throughput screening to identify peptides of natural proteins that have previously unrecognized potential as therapeutic drugs.


Cryptome will retain all commercial rights to new drug candidates developed as part of the collaboration.

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