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CombiMatrix to Invest $4M in Cancer Drug Company Leuchemix

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - CombiMatrix will take a 33 percent stake in cancer drug discovery firm Leuchemix, it parent company Acacia Research said today.


In exchange for equity ownership in the form of preferred stock, CombiMatrix will pay Leuchemix a total of $4 million in quarterly installments over the next two years.


Leuchemix is developing a series of small molecules that have shown efficacy against various leukemias and solid tumors in animal models. The company plans to file its first investigational new drug application in 2005.

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