Darwin Molecular, Inc.???

Keith Robison robison at nucleus.harvard.edu
Sun Jun 30 20:26:54 EST 1996

Justin Cheung (reset at community.net) wrote:
: didn't there use to be a biotech firm called
: Darwin Molecular??? i remember somewhere someone
: saying something about evolutionary biology meets
: molecular biology in the biotech industry.
: thanks,  Justin (reset at community.net)

Darwin is the biotech which a certain William Gates has backed
heavily.  They are apparently using a combination of in vitro evolution,
combinatoric chemistry, and genomics to develop pharmaceuticals.

A number of other companies are using evolutionary techniques to develop
drugs (e.g. Affymax).

Hope this helps...

Keith Robison
Harvard University
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department of Genetics 

robison at mito.harvard.edu 

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