NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diaxonhit today announced an agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim to discover and characterize novel splice variants that potentially could be therapeutic targets for oncology.

Paris-based Diaxonhit will use its SpliceArray discovery platform to identify potential targets and then build a database of specific splice variants. Boehringer Ingelheim has the option to buy the rights to research, develop, and commercialize any targets discovered by Diaxonhit.

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