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FORMA Therapeutics, Inc. Acquires Covalent Chemistry Platform From Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI)



5/5/2014 9:48:06 AM

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WATERTOWN, Mass. & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FORMA Therapeutics and The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) announced today a collaborative initiative and exclusive license agreement in which FORMA has acquired a unique covalent chemistry platform developed by Huib Ovaa, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Chemical Biology Laboratories at NKI and a member of FORMA’s deubiquitinase (DUB) investigator network. Under this collaborative initiative, FORMA and Dr. Ovaa will advance the research, discovery and clinical application of highly-selective, irreversible therapeutics. This represents a distinct and additional agreement between FORMA Therapeutics and Dr. Ovaa, with the first agreement announced in the area of DUBs on July 9, 2013.

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