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Cenix BioScience Providing RNAi Services to Schering

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Cenix BioScience of Dresden, Germany is providing Schering with RNA interference research services to prioritize drug targets, Cenix said today.


Under two projects, which began at the end of 2004, Cenix has been validating candidate genes for drug targets provided by Schering using high-throughput RNAi and high-content phenotype analyses in human and mouse cell lines.


The companies disclosed neither the disease areas nor financial terms of the agreement.

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