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Pharsight, Organon Pen Trial-Modeling Collaboration

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 - Pharsight today said that Organon will use its clinical trial-modeling -simulation technology to help it develop better clinical trials and improve its drug-development process.

 

The deal, an extension of an existing collaboration, may extend further if both sides are happy with the outcome of this part.

 

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