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AstraZeneca Licenses Antidepressant Compounds Discovered by Mayo Clinic and Virginia Tech Collaboration

Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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The agreement provides AstraZeneca with a global license for all uses of the compounds, as well as exclusive manufacturing and commercial rights.

AstraZeneca, Mayo Clinic, and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. announced that AstraZeneca has licensed a portfolio of preclinical Triple Reuptake Inhibitor (TRI) compounds for depression. Researchers at Virginia Tech and Mayo Clinic collaborated to discover the compounds.

The agreement provides AstraZeneca with a global license for all uses of the compounds, as well as exclusive manufacturing and commercial rights. It also establishes a research collaboration that will focus on jointly generating additional novel TRI compounds. Financial details were not disclosed.

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