NEW YORK, March 31 - British biotech investors Sir Christopher Evans and Alan Goodman are considering a joint bid for Oxford GlycoSciences that would top the current offers by Celltech and Cambridge Antibody Technology, a source close to Evans told GenomeWeb today.

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