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Genome Therapeutics, Amgen Ink Drug-Discovery Pact

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 - Genome Therapeutics today said it will help Amgen discover and develop therapeutics for certain bone diseases.


While Genome Therapeutics would not detail the way it will work with the drug giant, the company stressed it will be a company-wide effort that will include its GenomeVision services and the human genetics department.


Genome Therapeutics will receive an undisclosed upfront payment, sponsored research funding, and stands to pocket milestones and "other downstream consideration" tied to the success of the collaboration.


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