NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), a UK non-profit focused on advancing translational research, has inked an agreement with Pfizer to use molecular and genomic technologies to develop medicines for treating rare diseases.

Under the five-year initiative, investigators at GMEC's partnering universities will work with Pfizer scientists in joint programs aiming to translate basic research into new drugs for treating rare diseases, GMEC said today.

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