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Essen BioScience to Screen Nycomed Drug Candidates

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Essen BioScience today said that it will provide ion channel screening services for Swiss drug firm Nycomed.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Essen said that the firms will collaborate on screening, optimizing, and developing modulators of voltage-gate ion channels for potential use as pain therapeutics. Essen said that it will contribute its expertise in ion channel drug discovery, planar array electrophysiology, and in vitro profiling.

Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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