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Sequitur Renews and Expands Functional Genomics Contract with P&G

NEW YORK, May 23 - Sequitur has extended and expanded its functional genomics collaboration with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, the company said yesterday.


The agreement, extended beyond two years, will now cover additional therapeutic areas. Sequitur, based in Natick, Mass., will continue to perform biological screening and supply its antisense/RNAi compounds and methods to P&G for use in target validation studies.


According to Sequitur, the agreement is one of its largest collaborations.

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