NEW YORK, Oct. 3 - Quark Biotech said Wednesday that it would use its gene and protein function profiling technology to supply AstraZeneca with potential cancer targets.

Under the terms of the deal, Quark, a Cleveland-based company that conducts most of its research in Israel, will provide AstraZeneca of London with 100 genes and proteins it identifies using its platform, known as BiFAR. The companies will also work together to evaluate and validate the function of these potential targets.

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