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3-Dimensional Pharma Receives Patent for High-Throughput Technology



XTON, Pa.--3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals has received its second patent on a method for getting quantitative measurements of drug-binding affinity to almost any protein or nucleic acid target--a technology the company calls ThermoFluor. The first patent, announced earlier this year, covered the assay methodology while the new patent covers the assay apparatus.

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