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Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANAC) Awarded U.S. Government Funding to Discover New Classes of Systemic Antibiotics


10/21/2013 9:35:03 AM

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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anacor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANAC) today announced it has entered into a research agreement with the United States Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to design and discover new classes of systemic antibiotics. A drug discovery consortium formed by Anacor, Colorado State University (C.S.U.) and the University of California at Berkeley (U.C. Berkeley) will conduct the research over a three and a half year period. The work is funded by a $13.5 million award from DTRA’s R&D Innovation and Systems Engineering Office which was established to search for and execute strategic investments in innovative technologies for combating weapons of mass destruction.

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