Inpharmatica is making good on its plans to become a drug discovery player. Two weeks after CEO Malcolm Weir told BioInform the company would use its $43 million in second-round private financing to grow its discovery efforts, the company said last week it could see over $20 million in milestone and other payments from a two-year structural genomics collaboration with Swiss biotech company Serono.

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