MERCK SERONO ENTERS INTO RESEARCH AGREEMENT W/ PFIZER, BROAD

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Merck Serono Enters into Research Agreement with Pfizer and
Broad Institute 
• Agreement aims to identify biomarkers relevant to future therapies in the
  area of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis 
Darmstadt, Germany, April 1, 2014 – Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical
division of Merck, announced today that its U.S. affiliate EMD Serono has
signed a research agreement with Pfizer Inc. and the Broad Institute in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. The collaboration is focused on the genomic
profiling of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Lupus Nephritis (LN)
patients. The research project will be jointly funded by Merck Serono and
Pfizer. 
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