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Chiron to Use Serenex s Proteomics Technology

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 - Serenex today said that Chiron will use its protein-mining technology to help it uncover new drug targets.


Chiron will use Serenex's "functional proteome fractionation" technology and its Protein Mining tool to screen potential protein targets.


Serenex, which pocketed $15 million in a round of private-equity financing in mid-August, said it will hire 30 more scientists within a year to kick off a program to automate its proteomics platform. The company has also signed early-stage partnerships with Pharmacia and Pfizer and is in negotiations with two "recently-merged" companies, according to CEO Robert Dishman.

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