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LifeSpan Licenses DrugTarget Database to Pfizer

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - LifeSpan BioSciences today announced that Pfizer has signed an agreement to license its DrugTarget database.

 

The multi-year agreement will enable Pfizer to gain access to the database, which includes information on more than 3,200 genes, along with 852 immunohistochemistry reports with localization information on more than 400 potential drug targets.

 

Both LifeSpan and Pfizer said they would add targets to the database over time.

 

Financial details were not discussed.

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