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Lynx, Millennium to Use MPSS for Gene-Expression Research

NEW YORK, May 15 - Lynx Therapeutics will use its Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing technology to help Millennium Pharmaceuticals study gene expression in certain blood cell populations, the companies said today.


Terms of the agreement call for Lynx to apply the MPSS technology in two separate studies: First the MPSS platform will be used to identify cell-specific gene markers for an undisclosed blood cell type.

In the second study, Lynx will use the platform to evaluate gene-expression patterns from RNA in peripheral blood monocytes following treatments with certain undisclosed compounds.


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