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Gentronix, Apredica to Collaborate on Predictive Toxicology

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gentronix and Apredica said today that they will collaborate on providing drug-discovery support services with a focus on predictive toxicology.

Watertown, Mass.-based Apredica is an ADME-Tox contract research laboratory and has been working with Gentronix on developing "a joint predictive toxicology offering based on a set of assays that accurately predict many known mechanisms of human toxicities," the firm's president, Katya Tsaioun, said in a statement.

Manchester, UK-based Gentronix develops assays for genotoxicity based on its GeneScreen and BlueScreen human cell assay technologies.

Financial and further terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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