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Lexicon Gets Boehringer Ingelheim as Customer for OmniBank Internet Service

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HE WOODLANDS, Tex.--Lexicon Genetics announced a multi-year functional genomics research agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals under Lexicon’s OmniBank Internet Universal program.

Boehringer will have internet access to Lexicon’s OmniBank gene sequence database and library of 60,000 knockout mouse clones for use in determining the function of genes that represent potential drug targets. The drug company also is allowed to use Lexicon’s custom knockout mouse program for engineering genetic alterations directed at drug targets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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