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Eidogen-Sertanty Licenses Protein Kinase Database to Medisyn

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Eidogen-Sertanty has licensed its protein kinase database Kinase Knowledgebase to Medisyn Technologies, ES said today.

Medisyn has taken an annual license and will use the database -- which contains 160,000 structure-activity relationship data points and  390.000 kinase compounds -- in its Fast Forward Engineering drug discovery platform.

David Land, president of Minnesota-based Medisyn, said in a statement that access to the database would broaden Medisyn's "palette of experimentally characterized compounds, saving preparation time and money."

Financial details were not discussed.

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