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Clinical Data’s Cogenics Division to Provide Global Genotyping Solutions for Lundbeck’s Clinical Studies

2008-07-15 05:30:00

NEWTON, Mass.–(EMWNews)–Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLDA) a leader in the development of

targeted therapeutics and predictive tests from its growing portfolio of

proprietary genetic biomarkers, announced today that its Cogenics®

division has entered into a Scientific Research & Development Agreement

with H. Lundbeck A/S to support its ongoing clinical studies with

genotyping solutions on a global basis. Lundbeck is an international

pharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development,

production, marketing and sale of drugs for the treatment of psychiatric

and neurological disorders.

Under the agreement, Cogenics will employ its clinical genotyping

platforms and expertise based in Morrisville, North Carolina and

Bernried, Germany, to support Lundbecks

clinical studies world-wide, initially focusing on Lundbecks

Phase I studies. The term of the agreement is open-ended and the parties

intend to collaborate on multiple projects going forward.

This agreement with Lundbeck underscores

Cogenics leading position in the clinical

genotyping field, and we are very pleased to form this partnership,

says Michael Lutz, Global General Manager of Cogenics. Having

conducted more than 1700 genotyping studies to support clinical drug

development, we are well positioned to provide value-added genotyping

solutions to Lundbeck on a global basis and in a consistent, high

quality manner.

For more information about Cogenics and its genomic services offerings,

please call 1-877-226-4364 (U.S.) or +49 (0) 8158 – 99 85-0 (E.U.) or

email [email protected].

About Cogenics

Cogenics, a division of Clinical Data, has established itself as a

leading provider of value-based genomics solutions for both the

Healthcare and Life Sciences industries. These solutions span the areas

of current and next generation sequencing, gene expression, clinical and

non-clinical genotyping, biomanufacturing support and nucleic acid

extraction and biobanking, for both research and regulated environments.

Cogenics combines operations from the acquisitions of Genaissance

Pharmaceuticals, Lark Technologies (in the US and UK), Icoria, Genome

Express (France) and Epidauros Biotechnologie (Germany). Its customers

include some of the worlds most respected

pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agencies of the US National

Institutes of Health, leading government and academic researchers in the

international life science community, and major agricultural companies

and agencies. For more information, please visit

About Clinical Data, Inc.

Clinical Data is a global biotechnology company unlocking the potential

of molecular discovery, From Targeted Science to Better Healthcare.

Its PGxHealth® division focuses on

proprietary biomarker and pharmacogenetic test development as well as

targeted therapeutics to help predict drug safety and efficacy, thereby

reducing health care costs and improving clinical outcomes. Its Cogenics®

division provides genomics services to both research and regulated

environments. Through these divisions, Clinical Data is leveraging

advances in molecular discovery to provide tangible benefits for

patients, doctors, scientists and health plans worldwide. Visit the

company’s website at for

more information.

About Lundbeck

H. Lundbeck A/S is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in

the research and development, production, marketing and sale of

pharmaceuticals for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological

disorders. In 2007, the company’s revenue was DKK 11 billion

(approximately EUR 1.6 billion or USD 2.0 billion). The number of

employees is approx. 5,300 globally. For more information, please visit


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are not limited to, whether Cogenics

services will gain wide acceptance in the market; competition from

pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics companies; whether

Clinical Data will be able to develop or acquire additional products and

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