NEW YORK, June 9 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health will use screening technology from Kalypsys at its newly created NIH Chemical Genomics Center, the company said today.
The agreement is worth up to $30 million, according to San Diego-based Kalypsys. The Chemical Genomics Center, based at the National Human Genome Research Institute, will use Kalypsys' high throughput screening technology to produce chemical tools to help understand the function of the genome.
The NIH Chemical Genomics Center is the first of up to ten pilot centers established by the Molecular Libraries and Imaging Initiative, led by the National Institute of Mental Health. NIH plans to establish a repository for up to one million chemical compounds. Data generated by the chemical genomics network will be deposited in a freely available central database, called PubChem.