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Genaissance to Provide Genotyping for Sankyo in Potential Theranostics Deal

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance has licensed its HAP genotyping technology to Sankyo of Japan, the companies said today.


Under the agreement, the two firms aim to discover and validate genetic markers related to drug response and create a diagnostic test to guide therapy. Genaissance will receive license fees as well as payments for genotyping clinical samples. In addition, the company will have certain rights to co-develop and co-commercialize a companion genetic test.


Last month, Genaissance signed a deal with another Japanese pharma firm, Otsuka Pharmaceutical. "We hope to see more such agreements with Japanese companies in the future," said Genaissance CEO Kevin Rakin in a statement.

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