The Scripps Research Institute has licensed to Poniard Pharmaceuticals a class of protein kinase inhibitors for treating a variety of diseases, capping a research collaboration begun in 2005, Poniard and Scripps said this week.
 
The agreement, which gives the drug maker access to a class of compounds that have shown anti-cancer activity, also marks the first time that Scripps Research Institute’s Florida facility has outlicensed a technology developed through an industry-sponsored research agreement.
 

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