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Bionomics and Australian Institute Sign Epilepsy Gene, CNS Research Pact

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 - Australian genomics-based drug discovery firm Bionomics has established a research collaboration in the area of epilepsy and CNS disorders with the Howard Florey Research Insititute in Melbourne, the company said today.

 

Bionomics, based in Adelaide, Australia, focuses on discovering and characterizing disease-related genes, especially in breast cancer, epilepsy, and angiogenesis.

 

The Howard Florey Institute, headed up by professor Frederick Mendelsohn, focuses its research on brain and peripheral nervous system areas, including neurochemistry, neurobiology, and neuroinformatics.

 

 

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