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Dharmacon Will Provide siRNA Library to Millennium

NEW YORK, May 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Dharmacon will supply Millennium Pharmaceuticals a genome-wide short interfering-RNA library corresponding to 22,000 human genes, the companies said yesterday.

 

A Dharmacon spokesperson declined to disclose financial details of the contract.

 

Millennium will use the siRNA library for drug discovery and target validation, said Leland Foster, president and CEO of the Biosciences group of Fisher Scientific International, Dharmacon's parent company.

 

Dharmacon developed the siRNA library using its SMARTselection and SMART pool technologies, the statement said.

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