NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ­– HitGen said today that it is collaborating with Bayer's Crop Science division to identify small molecule leads for targets of interest.

Under the partnership, Changdu, China-based HitGen will apply its DNA-encoded library design, synthesis, and screening platform to discover novel leads for Bayer research endeavors. HitGen will receive undisclosed upfront payments and will be eligible for milestone payments from Bayer.

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