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Schering-Plough Licenses Oncomethylome Sciences Assay to Study Temodar Therapy

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Schering-Plough will license pharmacogenomic assay technology from Oncomethylome Sciences to study DNA methylation status in brain cancer patients, the companies said today.


Schering-Plough will pay OMS an upfront license payment, milestone payments, and sample processing fees. Actual amounts were not disclosed. 


Under the agreement, Schering-Plough will receive a worldwide non-exclusive license to use the assays and technology to measure the methylation status of the MGMT gene in brain cancer patients being treated with its drug Temodar. The collaboration will focus on glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer, but can potentially expand to other cancers and products.


OMS is a privately held company based in Belgium.

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