ChondroGene Collects Milestone Payment from Pfizer

Toronto-based ChondroGene last week reported a $1.58 million milestone payment from Pfizer in research on osteoarthritis markers. The payment is part of a two-year agreement begun in 2002 that includes an equity investment and regular quarterly payments that will total $7.5 million, exclusive of milestones and royalties. The company has created a human-cartilage-specific microarray, the ChondroChip.


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