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Axys Subsidiary Merges With Discovery Partners


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--Axys Pharmaceuticals announced that the merger of its combinatorial chemistry subsidiary, Axys Advanced Technologies, with Discovery Partners International has been completed. Axys received approximately $60 million in Discovery stock as consideration for its interest in the Axys subsidiary.

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