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Phenomix Inks Deal with Genentech

NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Phenomix said today that it has signed a deal to help Genentech identify and prioritize drug targets for the treatment of immune disorders.


Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Phenomix will use its forward genetics technology to identify new disease targets in immunology. Genentech will have the exclusive global rights to develop therapeutics using the targets, while Phenomix retains the rights to develop undisclosed products based on certain targets.


Phenomix said it will receive an upfront fee and an equity investment from Genentech, as well as research funding and milestones. Additional terms were not disclosed.


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