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Galapagos Teams with Dutch Research Group to Develop Protein Methods for Target Characterization

NEW YORK, March 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Galapagos of Belgium and TNO, a Dutch applied science research organization, are collaborating to characterize potential drug targets from Galapagos, the partners said today.


Under the project, which is part of a research program sponsored by the Dutch government, TNO, and Galapagos will develop protein technologies to characterize disease targets. The technologies include expression systems, protein purification methods, and techniques to measure protein activity.

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