NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery and Novartis have struck a collaboration for cancer models that will be used in Novartis' drug research programs.

Cambridge, UK-based Horizon Discovery said this week that under the four-year strategic collaboration it will use its Genesis gene engineering platform to develop a panel of genetically defined mutant and normal (X-MAN) cancer models for the drug company. In return, Novartis will pay Horizon up-front, milestone, and renewal fees of undisclosed value.

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