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Iconix Pharmaceuticals Licenses Cal-Berkeley Data Mining Applications

NEW YORK, April 23 --  Iconix Pharmaceuticals of Mountain View, Calif., today announced that it has gained exclusive license to data mining tools created by Laurent El Ghaoui of the University of California, Berkeley.


Financial details were not provided.


The company will apply algorithms developed by El Ghaoui to its Drug Signatures brand library of biomarkers for toxicity and mechanism of action. El Ghaoui is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Berkeley.

Iconix Pharmaceuticals, a five-year-old spinoff from Microcide Pharmaceuticals of Mountain View, Calif., recently announced that it would provide the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of the FDA with research access to its flagship DrugMatrix system, a collection of genomic and chemical data. The company's Drug Signatures library is based on the DrugMatrix system.