NEW YORK, Nov. 6 – Gilead Sciences has sold an exclusive license to its aptamer-based IP for $17.5 million to Archemix, a privately held biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Mass., the company announced on Tuesday.

The deal, which Archemix said will complement its existing aptamer IP, gives the company “a broad spectrum” of DNA-based tools that it plans to use in drug discovery and development, it said.

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