Gene Logic plans to help Organon Pharmaceuticals find new uses for a number of failed compounds, the company said last week. In a twist on Gene Logic's standard repositioning deal, the company will own half of any compound that Organon decides to pursue.

Separately, Gene Logic reported a decline in first-quarter revenue and widened net losses, but said the Organon deal signals that its drug-repositioning business is starting to gain steam.

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