Issue Date: August 27, 2007
Sigma-Aldrich Signs Zinc Finger Agreement
Sigma-Aldrich and Sangamo BioSciences have formed an alliance to develop research reagents based on Sangamo's zinc finger DNA-binding proteins. ZFPs are the dominant class of naturally occurring proteins known as transcription factors. Sigma-Aldrich and Sangamo say their scientists will create ZFP-based products such as cell lines with enhanced protein production and panels of knock-out cell lines for drug discovery. Under the deal, Sigma-Aldrich will pay Sangamo $13.75 million up front, about . . .
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