NEW YORK, Nov 15 - Paradigm Genetics and Lion Bioscience said Wednesday that they have entered a five-year deal to jointly develop and market a new plant and fungal metabolic profiling database.

The two companies, which began working together in January, are also planning to develop new bioinformatics software that can be used for target identification and validation in applications ranging from human healthcare to crop production and industry.

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