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Partek Licenses Software to British Pharma Renovo

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Partek has licensed its Parteksoftware to Renovo, a British drug maker, the company said yesterday.


Renovo, based in Manchester, bought a site license to the software to help it develop drugs to prevent scarring. Partek is located in St. Louis.


Partek software enables researchers to identify and quantify patterns in data, including data resulting from genomic and proteomic studies, high-throughput screening campaigns, and computer aided drug design.

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