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Xantos to Use OriGene cDNA Clones for High-Throughput Screening

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - OriGene Technologies said that German drug discovery firm Xantos Biomedicine has acquired access to OriGene's TrueClone collection of non-redundant, full-length human cDNA clones. Xantos will use its high-throughput cellular screening technology, XantoScreen, along with the clone collection to identify and functionally validate novel targets, the company said.

 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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