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Galapagos Inks Target-Discovery Deal with Boehringer Ingelheim

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Galapagos said today that its BioFocus service division will use its siRNA-based gene collection to provide Boehringer Ingelheim with novel drug targets.

 

The three-year deal could be worth more than €2 million ($2.4 million), Galapagos said.

 

Terms of the collaboration call for BioFocus to expand its SilenceSelect siRNA-based gene collection with an additional gene set, develop a dedicated cellular assay in the field of autoimmune disease, and use this assay to run a target-discovery screen, the company said.

 

Galapagos will receive upfront fees, as well as research and development funding, and stands to receive milestone fees when certain drug-discovery criteria are met.

 

Additional terms were not provided.

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