Since acquiring Protana in November 2005, Transition Therapeutics has been using the company's Optimol technology to identify small molecules that have affinities to selected protein targets, including targets related to hypertension, anemia, and Alzheimer's disease, according to a person familiar with the developments. Protana's proteomics-based biomarker discovery business, in the meantime, has been abandoned.

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