Daichi-Sankyo

The deal marks the first pharma alliance for Evotec since it acquired Kinaxo in mid-April in a deal worth up to $23 million.

Under the deal, which follows on a previous collaboration between the companies entered in 2008, Kinaxo will apply its quantitative phosphoproteomics platform PhosphoScout to assist in drug development.

The agreement calls for Kinaxo to provide quantitative analyses of PTMs on a proteome-wide scale with the expectation that "such comprehensive analysis will gain valuable insights into cellular functions of potential drug targets," the company said in a statement.

Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.