Fate of Pharmacia s Diagnostics Division May Affect Future of Pharmacogenomics at Pfizer | GenomeWeb

The extent of Pfizer’s pharmacogenomics effort may be decided in the coming weeks as the drug giant moves closer to acquiring Pharmacia.

In fact, the growth of pharmacogenomics research at Pfizer may hinge on its interest in Pharmacia’s modest diagnostics business. People close to Pharmacia say the smaller company “wants to build a bridge” with Pfizer to preserve some of the diagnostics unit, “and perhaps the bridge will be built through pharmacogenomics.”

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