German biotech firm Kinaxo announced this week it has reached an agreement with AstraZeneca to use its mass spectrometry platform to investigate post-translational protein modifications in support of the drugmaker's oncology programs.

The agreement calls for Kinaxo to provide quantitative analyses of PTMs on a proteome-wide scale with the expectation that "such comprehensive analysis will gain valuable insights into cellular functions of potential drug targets," the company said in a statement.

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