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Oxford GlycoSciences Protein Patent Count Surpasses 4,000 as Firm Snatches Proteomics Lead

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 - Oxford GlycoSciences said it had achieved its goal of patenting more than 4,000 proteins and related genes, an achievement that will thrust the biotech company into the forefront of proteomics research.

 

"We believe that this is the largest single disease-associated protein patent portfolio," Michael Kranda, OGS's CEO, said in a statement released early Friday from the company's headquarters in the UK. "We see it [the patents] as a major corporate asset which constitutes the foundation on which we are building multiple internal drug discovery programmes."

 

OGS's proteomic patent portfolio includes potential targets for diseases that include cancers of the breast, liver, and pancreas, and CNS disorders like schizophrenia and dementia.

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