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Web Date: October 16, 2017

Roche, Warp Drive form antibiotics pact

Big pharma firm will pay up to $87 million for access to novel natural product classes
Department: Business
Keywords: Drug discovery, Warp Drive, genome mining, antibiotics

Warp Drive Bio has secured another lucrative partnership for its genome mining drug discovery platform. Roche will pay up to $87 million in preclinical milestones and fees as part of a pact to explore new classes of natural products targeting gram-negative bacteria.

Researchers have long relied on molecules made by soil bacteria as the starting point for antibiotics development. But despite decades of trying, in the lab they can only coax bacteria into making a . . .

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