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Pepscan Enters Protease Collaboration with Solvay

NEW YORK, March 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Pepscan Systems and its Benelux distributor ServiceXS have entered into an agreement with Solvay Pharmaceuticals to de-orphanize a series of proteases, the companies said today.


Under the terms of the agreement, Pepscan and ServiceXS will use "rationally and randomly designed" peptide arrays to identify novel peptide substrates for a series of proteases proprietary to Solvay, the companies said.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


ServiceXS, based in Leiden, The Netherlands, has been the official distributor for Lelystad-based Pepscan Systems in the Benelux region since 2003.

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