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Deltagen in Research Deal With Schering Institute, Introduces New Database

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ENLO PARK, Calif.--Deltagen announced the signing of a DeltaSelect research agreement with Schering-Plough Research Institute to validate small molecule drug targets. Schering-Plough will provide target gene sequences to Deltagen, which will use its proprietary mammalian gene knockout and phenotypic analysis technologies to enable Schering-Plough to define each gene’s function in vivo. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Separately, Deltagen launched its DeltaBase in vivo mammalian gene function database which enables pharmaceutical partners to access functional information on novel genes to facilitate development of new genomics-based medicines.

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