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Compugen to Divest Bioccelerator Line to Biocceleration

NEW YORK, July 17 - Compugen intends to sell its Bioccelerator product line to Biocceleration next month in exchange for "certain fixed payments" and future royalty rights. 

"By transferring the Bioccelerator product line, we are strengthening Compugen's focus on our two primary commercialization channels: high-end platforms and services that we offer to leading biopharmaceutical companies, and discoveries based on our own internal research," said Mor Amitai, president and CEO of Compugen.


According to Compugen, the Bioccelerator line was designed to accelerate similarity searches in nucleotide and protein databases.

Biocceleration is a bioinformatics company established by a group of private investors, and is headed by Simchon Faigler, who co-founded Compugen in 1993.

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