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Dec 4, 2007

Compendia Bioscience Signs Oncomine Licensing Agreement with AstraZeneca

  • Compendia Bioscience licensed Oncomine™, the company’s compendium of oncology gene expression profiles and analysis tools, to AstraZeneca. The firm will conduct a year-long pilot to evaluate the long-term role of this product in its cancer research programs.

    This licensing agreement gives AstraZeneca access to Oncomine Concepts Edition (OCM), a value-added product extension of Oncomine that reportedly combines nearly 7,000 proprietary cancer gene signatures with 11,000 gene, protein, drug, and pathway signatures collected from the literature and other public sources.



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