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Metabolon to Discover, Validate Biomarkers for Takeda

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Metabolon said today it is using its metabolomic technology to discover therapeutic targets and biomarkers under a collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical.

Under the multi-year deal, Metabolon will apply its analytical platform and software to discover and validate targets and to identify novel pharmacodynamic biomarkers for translation into the clinic.

Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Metabolon's platform measures biochemical changes in samples and maps those changes to corresponding metabolic pathways.

The Scan

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