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Incyte Adds SNPs to Abbott Agreement, Signs LifeSeq Gold Deal with Vertex



ALO ALTO, Calif.--Incyte Pharmaceuticals announced that it has expanded its agreement with Abbott Laboratories to include access to Incyte’s in silico SNP program for an undisclosed amount. The program was developed using a proprietary algorithm to discover common DNA sequence variants by mining Incyte’s LifeSeq Gold database of human genes.

Separately, Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that it has licensed LifeSeq Gold for use in small molecule drug discovery. The drug company will use the genomic information as part of its chemogenomics discovery effort, which seeks to rapidly and simultaneously design multiple lead classes of drugs directed at protein targets in gene families.

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