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Evotec to Screen Compounds for Genentech

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Evotec said today that it will screen small molecule compounds for drug developer Genentech under a new collaborative agreement.

Under the multi-year alliance, Evotec will use its disease knowledgebase and drug discovery platform to test small molecule candidates for the Roche subsidiary. The research will include assay development, high-throughput screening, structural biology, and medicinal chemistry services, Hamburg-based Evotec said.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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