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Roche to Use LifeSpan Bio's IHC and Antibody Database

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Roche Pharma has purchased a subscription to LifeSpan BioSciences' DrugTarget Database, LifeSpan said this week.
 
Under the agreement, Roche Pharma will use the CNS subset of the database, which LifeSpan said contains information on more than 3,400 genes, 996 immunohistochemistry reports, and localization information for more than 450 potential drug targets.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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