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Genaissance Pens PGx Agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals will provide Ferring Pharmaceuticals certain pharmacogenomic services and technology, the companies said today.

Terms of the agreement call for Genaissance to provide Ferring its DNA banking services through its Morrisville, NC, facility. Genaissance will also collaborate with Ferring to identify clinical projects for the application of its HAP technology.

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