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Lexicon Licenses Gene Targeting Technology to AstraZeneca

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Lexicon Genetics has non-exclusively licensed to AstraZeneca the rights to its gene-targeting technologies for use in drug discovery research, the company said today.


The Woodlands, Texas company did not disclose the financial terms of the license which revolves around the company's patented technology for discovering gene function in vivo using knockout mice.


Aventis, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals are among the other licensees of Lexicon's technology


This licensing deal comes on the heels of a $66 million drug discovery collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb, which the company announced last Friday.

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