NEW YORK, April 12 – GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to non-exclusively license Valentis’ GeneSwitch gene regulation technology for its functional genomics research, the companies said Thursday.

The licensing agreement for GeneSwitch is the second in two months for Valentis, which first licensed the technology to Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories in February. The GeneSwitch technology controls the expression of a gene in transgenic animals and cell cultures with a trigger that turns the expression of the gene on or off.

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