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Under a deal announced today, Proteros will provide structures from its Gallery Structure catalogue of ready-to-use proteins for X-ray structure analysis of protein-ligand complexes, as well as gene-to-structure projects for novel biological targets.

The firm will provide the foundation with structure-based drug discovery services.

In the deal with the University of Cincinnati, Drug Discovery Center, Proteros will provide biotechnology and drug firms access to UC DCC's ultra-high throughput and high-content screening platform along with a library of more than 340,000 drug-like compounds.

The company will use its lead discovery service to study compounds for J&JPRD.

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The deal calls for Proteros to use its crystallography platform to decipher the X-ray structure of Axikin's protein, develop assays, identify active fragments, and develop the selected fragments into novel lead drug candidates.

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