NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Pharsight has licensed its public-source type II diabetes meta-database to an undisclosed biotechnology company, the informatics shop said today.
The deal is the firs time Pharsight has licensed one of its 20 meta-databases, which compare the “simulated” efficacy and safety of candidate drugs against those of existing drugs, the company said.

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