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Schering-Plough Research Institute Licenses Deltagen s Gene Function Database

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 - Deltagen will provide Schering-Plough Research Institute with access to its database and intellectual property rights to develop and commercialize products, the companies said Thursday.

 

In the agreement, Schering-Plough Research Institute, the pharmaceutical research arm of Schering-Plough, will have access to Deltagen's DeltaBase in vivo mammalian gene function database. This will include rights to use knockout mice and data for internal research, including G protein-coupled receptor gene data, according to Deltagen.

 

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, though Deltagen said it would receive milestone payments in exchange for DeltaBase intellectual property rights for the development and commercialization of products.

 

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