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WSJ: Glaxo Tries a Linux Approach
Submitted by Gary Van Domselaar; posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010
Submitter "A decade ago, the Linux operating system helped spark a revolution in how software is developed. A move by GlaxoSmithKline PLC could test how well similar open-source principles work for developing new drugs.

"The pharmaceutical giant last week opened to the public the designs behind 13,500 chemical compounds that it said may be capable of inhibiting the parasite that causes malaria.

"Glaxo and others hope that sharing information and working together will lead scientists to come up with a drug for treating the mosquito-borne disease faster than the company could on its own. Other researchers 'may look at these structures in quite a different way and see something that we don't,' said Nick Cammack, head of Glaxo's Medicines Development Campus in Spain."

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