NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German startup biotech firm Blackfield today announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca in support of one of the biopharmaceutical firm's oncology drug development programs.

Blackfield will apply its genomics technologies and computational biology capabilities to validate preclinical models in support of AstraZeneca's program it said. Further details of AstraZeneca's program were not revealed.

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