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Genaissance and Otsuka Pharmaceutical to Collaborate on PGx Study of Drug Response

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals will conduct genotyping studies for Otsuka Pharmaceutical of Japan, the companies said today.


Under the research collaboration, New Haven, Conn.-based Genaissance will apply its HAP technology to identify genetic markers related to drug response. Both companies will own intellectual property resulting from the collaboration and will be eligible for royalties on revenues from diagnostic products that come out of the project.


The Otsuka Pharmaeutical Group, based in Tokyo, comprises 73 companies with 23,000 employees and has $4.4 billion in annual revenues.

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