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Cenix Extends RNAi-based Target Validation Project with CellCentric

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RNAi services firm Cenix BioScience said today that it has extended an existing collaboration with CellCentric to validate epigenetic oncology drug candidates.
 
The new project follows a pilot study that the companies began in March under which Cenix used its RNAi-based phenotypic characterization platform to study several of CellCentric’s drug target candidates in a diverse panel of human cell lines.
 
Under the expanded agreement, Cenix said it will use the same RNAi platform, along with proprietary high-content assays and Definiens’ Cellenger image analysis software, to analyze loss-of-function phenotypes for “several more” oncology target candidates across a new collection of human cell lines.
 
Further details of the collaboration were not disclosed.
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