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Feb 26, 2009

Tocris to Market Two AstraZeneca Compounds as Preclinical Cancer Research Tools

  • Tocris Bioscience obtained exclusive rights from AstraZeneca to supply two anticancer agents, anastrozole and bicalutamide, as preclinical research compounds.  Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor, and bicalutamide is an androgen inhibitor.

    “By making the fully licensed products available through our catalogue, we hope to promote new and exciting research in the fundamental processes that drive cancer development,” says Duncan Crawford, Tocris’ CSO.



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