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GSK to Use Gentronix Genotoxicity Assays

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gentronix today said that it has signed a three-year deal with GlaxoSmithKline, under which it will provide the drug maker with its GeneScreen HC and BlueScreen HC genotoxicity assays.

The Manchester, UK-based assay developer said that the agreement extends a pact with GSK for the GreenScreen HC to include the BlueScreen HC in 384-well format, which is its latest human cell reporter-based assay for compound profiling.

John Nicholson, chairman and CEO of Gentronix, said that the alliance "provides additional validation for our technology and provides an opportunity for our customers to take advantage of the benefits of early liability screening for more cost effective drug discovery and development."

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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