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SERVIER and Crystax Pharmaceuticals sign research collaboration

Barcelona, 9th September, 2005.
SERVIER, the leading French drug company, and CrystaX Pharmaceuticals, the Spanish biotech company, have entered into an agreement for the structure determination of an undisclosed target complexed to various lead candidates. The research contract establishes that CrystaX will provide its expertise and capabilities in high-throughput protein expression, purification and X-ray crystallography to elucidate the 3D crystal structure of target-ligand complexes. Such information will allow SERVIER to accelerate its drug discovery efforts. Under the agreement, SERVIER will provide CrystaX with an upfront payment followed by milestone achievements.

Servier is the largest privately-owned pharmaceutical company in France. It is the second ranked French drug group worldwide and the fourteenth in the European ranking of drug companies. Servier was established in 1954 by founder and current Chairman, Jacques Servier, M.D. The Servier Group allocates approximately 25% of its turnover to R & D. The Group has 16,000 employees worlwide includind 2,500 in R & D The Servier Group has 70 subsidiaries and markets it products in 140 countries, primarily for the treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric disorders, cancer, and bone and joint diseases.
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About CrystaX Pharmaceuticals S.L.
CrystaX is a leading structure based drug discovery company located at the Barcelona Science Park. The company was formed in 2002 and provides a wide range of research services to the pharmaceutical industry with the aim of developing NCE’s and lead candidates. Crystax’s integrated platform technology includes gene cloning, high-throughput protein expression and purification, X-ray crystallography, NMR and fragment screening, an emerging technology to identify novel lead structures for drug development.
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Crystax Pharmaceuticals S.L.
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