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Lion Licenses Clones, Database to Max Planck Gesellschaft

NEW YORK, Jan 5 - Lion Bioscience said Friday it has reached an agreement to license its cDNA clone collection, arrayTAG, together with its annotation database, arrayBASE, to Germany’s Max Planck Gesellschaft’s biomedical research institutes.

Under the terms of the deal the institutes will have non-exclusive access to Lion’s first 10,000 proprietary cDNA mouse clones. Lion said that up 15 percent of these 10,000 arrayTAGs are not yet described in any public data source. The institutes will also have access to arrayBASE, a database containing information about each clone.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Max Planck Gesellschaft will use the expression profiling tools to produce microarrays. The integrated expression profiling system will allow researchers to identify genes associated with animal development and to study cardivascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Based in Munich, the Max Planck Gesellschaft is a non-profit basic research institution funded by the German government.




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