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Carna Acquires Market Rights to CrystalGenomics Kinase Crystallization Offerings

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Carna Biosciences has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to sell CrystalGenomics' kinase crystallization-related products and services, the companies said today.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carna, which is based in Japan, and CrystalGenomics, which is based on Korea, have been jointly researching kinase inhibitors since forming an alliance in June 2004.

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