VASTox, a chemical genomics firm based in Oxford, UK, said this week that it had signed two drug-discovery collaborations worth a total of €1 million ($1.3 million) over the next 12 months.
 
One agreement, with Italian pharmaceutical company Rottapharm, is worth €365,000 and is centered around VASTox’s core technology platform, which is based on high-throughput small-molecule screening in zebrafish and fruit flies.
 

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