NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Danish drug discovery firm Nuevolution said today that it will collaborate with Cancer Research Technology, the commercial branch of Cancer Research UK, to identify possible drug candidates for use in cancer treatments.

Under the collaboration, Nuevolution will use its Chemetics technology, which uses DNA labeling for small-molecule drug screening, to identify drug leads that block the activity of a number of cancer targets, the company said.

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