signed a co-marketing agreement that will allow BioFocus to carry out screening for clients using DiscoveRx' PathHunter
™ ß-Arresting GPCR
screening assay, HitHunter
™ cAMP assays, and associated cell lines.
The deal with BioFocus comes just days after DiscoveRx signed a global agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to provide the latter with access to its PathHunter™ ß-Arrestin parental cell lines, clones, and associated reagents for use in GSK's GPCR screening and profiling research. This agreement followed closely behind DiscoveRx and GSK's announcement of a three-way alliance with Medical Research Council Technology, focused on using the PathHunter™ ß-Arrestin assay technology to find binders to orphan GPCRs.