NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Galapagos said today that it has expanded a preclinical development agreement to discover, screen, and validate drug targets that Merck will develop and take to market.

The agreement, which could be worth as much as €400 million ($596 million), adds atherosclerosis drug targets to an earlier one that covered targets for obesity and diabetes.

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