NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SuperGen said today that it will screen epigenetic targets for cancer drugs for GlaxoSmithKline, under an agreement announced today.

The Dublin, Calif.-based drug screening and development firm said that it will receive $5 million up front, which includes a $3 million investment from the UK drug maker. It also said that milestone and royalty payments from GSK for development and commercialization could potentially surpass $375 million, and it could also receive tiered royalties reaching double-digits on products derived from the collaboration.

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