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Transposagen and TransGenic strike knockout deal for Japan

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Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, a US provider of knockout rats for genomic pharmaceutical research, has entered the Japanese market through a deal with TransGenic. The Japanese firm, which already supplies its own knockout mice, will market Transposagen's lines under a non-exclusive agreement. The animals are missing selected genes and are used widely as disease models in corporate and academic preclinical research. TransGenic has other similar deals with Deltagen of the US and Austria's JSW-Research.

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