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CyBio, Axxam Collaborate on New Luminescence Screening Assays

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - CyBio, a Jena, Germany-based life sciences firm, will use Axxam's microarray technology and automated luminescence screening systems to develop and market new technologies for drug discovery, the companies announced this week.


Under the terms of the agreement, Axxam, a drug-discovery firm based in Milan, Italy, will pair its Photina arrays with several CyBio technologies including the CyBi Cellight System, an automated assay platform, and the Lumax flash HT Reader, which enables high-throughput screening, according to the firms.


CyBio said that it has already generated new technologies using Axxam's assay technology. Axxam said it is using Photina, a calcium-detecting photoprotein that can be used in high-throughput and ultra-high-throughput screenings, to expand its capabilities as a provider in assays and services in the drug-discovery market.

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