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Norak Licenses Transfluor Technology to Merck

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Norak Biosciences has licensed its Transfluor technology to drug maker Merck for use in its G protein-coupled receptor drug discovery efforts.

 

Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed. The pact is the second between the firms, following a 2002 agreement granting Merck limited access to Transfluor, which is used to screen potential drug candidates against GPCR targets.

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