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Aureus Pharma Licenses AurSCOPE Knowledge Databases to Bayer CropScience

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Paris -- Aureus Pharma a leading provider of knowledge management solutions to accelerate discovery in the life sciences industry, announces that Bayer CropScience has licensed AurSCOPE Knowledge databases and software applications.

Aureus' AurSCOPE knowledge databases contain comprehensive quantitative biological activity data related to all various protein targets including G-Protein Coupled receptors, ion channels and kinases. While these protein families are linked with a number of human disease areas, they are also important targets in the agroscience industry for fungicide and insecticide development.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bayer CropScience as a customer" commented Jason Theodosiou, CEO of Aureus Pharma. "The addition of a leading agroscience company like Bayer CropScience confirms that AurSCOPE is becoming a general solution for knowledge driven discovery. Access to knowledge databases will allow the agroscience industry to use prior knowledge from pharmaceutical drug targets to guide programs in the crop science industry as well"

About Aureus Pharma

Aureus Pharma headquartered in Paris, France is a privately held knowledge management based solutions provider for the life sciences industry. Aureus accelerates drug discovery by providing knowledge databases which contain high quality quantitative information for both chemistry and biology. Researchers gain rapid access to knowledge for important drug target classes including GPCR, Ion Channel, Kinase as well as other critical pharma topics including ADME/Drug-Drug Interactions and the hERG Channel. The data contained in the Aureus Pharma system is of importance to aid in lead discovery and optimization as well as to build predictive models. For further information on how Aureus helps researchers turn data into discovery visit

Media Contact: For Aureus Pharma: Mary E. Donlan, Ph.D Director of Sales & Marketing +33-1-40-18-57-59/+33-6-76-19-51-77

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