Merck, Archemix link for aptamers | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 4 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 22, 2007

Merck, Archemix link for aptamers

Department: Business

Germany's Merck has signed a multiyear agreement with Archemix that focuses on the discovery of aptamer-based drugs to treat cancer. Cambridge, Mass.-based Archemix will receive an up-front payment and research funding of as much as $10 million. It could also receive milestone and royalty payments. Archemix says it has signed four aptamer partnerships over the past six months, including one recently with Pfizer (C&EN, Jan. 15, page 34)

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