NEW YORK, June 18 - AlphaGene has partnered with Indian bioinformatics company Questar to mine its protein database, the companies said Monday.

In the collaboration, Questar, of Ameerpet, Hyderabad will make an equity investment in Woburn, Mass.-based AlphaGene. 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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