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GenOway to Supply a US Pharma With Genetically Modified Murine Lines

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — GenOway will supply “a leading” but undisclosed US pharmaceutical company with its genetically modified mouse lines in exchange for up to $2 million, the firm said yesterday.
 
GenOway makes a line of genetically modified mouse and rat lines, and uses knowledge in transgenic technologies including pronuclear microinjection, knock-out, knock-in, knock-down, point mutation, in vivo drug screening, drug efficacy, and safety testing.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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