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Jan 31, 2007

Axxam and Boehringer Ink Two Drug Research Agreements

  • Axxam signed two drug research collaboration agreements with Boehringer Ingelheim. The first collaboration agreement aims to identify and validate therapeutic targets with subsequent assay development, high-throughput screening (HTS), and lead optimizations.

    The second agreement covers the transfer of protein material and a corresponding specific functional assay for HTS to Boehringer Ingelheim.

    Axxam will receive fees as the collaboration progresses and milestone payments for successful exploitation of results through development stages.



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