Cenix BioScience Signs Research Service Agreement with Bayer Pharma AG
News May 06, 2014
Cenix BioScience GmbH (Cenix) has announced that is has signed a research service agreement with Bayer Pharma AG (Bayer).
Under the agreement, Cenix will undertake a target discovery project for an undisclosed disease indication by applying its longstanding industry-leading expertise in high throughput RNAi for genome-scale screening in advanced cell models.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
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