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Kinaxo, AstraZeneca Partner on Oncology Program

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German chemical proteomics firm Kinaxo Biotechnologies today announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca in support of one of its oncology programs.

Under the terms of the deal, Kinaxo will use it mass spectrometry-based technologies to quantitatively analyze post-translational modifications in proteins on a proteome-wide scale, it said in a statement. Information from the analyses is anticipated to provide insight into the cellular functions of potential drug targets.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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