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EPA Hires BioFocus DPI for ToxCast Project; Deal Could Be Worth $8.6M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Environmental Protection Agency has hired BioFocus DPI to procure chemicals and manage compounds for the agency’s ToxCast program, BioFocus parent company Galapagos said yesterday. 
Galapagos said the contract has a total value of as much as €6.3 million ($8.6 million) over up to five years.
Under the agreement, BioFocus will “acquire, analyze, store, format and deliver specific compounds” to the EPA at various sites,” the company said.
The EPA’s ToxCast program aims to predict toxicity and analyze 200 or more chemicals using genomic analysis, high-throughput screening assays, and cell-based phenotypic assays.   

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