NEW YORK, Aug. 22 – Genomics Collaborative said on Wednesday that it has signed up its first five biopharmaceutical companies to access its newly launched database of DNA, sera, and tissue samples.

Pharmacia Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, and Exelixis Corporation were three of the five companies that Genomics Collaborative said in a statement were new clients. A company spokesman would not disclose the names of the two remaining firms, but confirmed that they are based in the US.

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