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Wyeth-Ayerst Subscribes to LifeSpan s GPCR Database

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 — LifeSpan BioSciences announced on Tuesday that Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, a division of American Home Products Corporation, will subscribe to its G protein-coupled receptor database. 

The deal represents the seventh pharmaceutical company to subscribe to the database, LifeSpan said.

Under the terms of the arrangement, Wyeth will have access to LifeSpan’s relational database, which includes expression and localization information for hundreds of GPCRs in normal and diseased tissues combined with thousands of digital images and sequences. 

LifeSpan built the database by combining public DNA and protein-sequence data with the company’s own immunohistochemistry work.  

Further financial details of the contract were not disclosed.

LifeSpan, based in Seattle, is a privately held genomics company specializing in molecular pathology. A company executive said in a statement that LifeSpan is currently developing new databases of other receptor families.

The firm has secured four other subscribers this year for this database.

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