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The University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare have entered into a strategic research alliance in the area of gynaecological therapies. The multi-target collaboration focuses on endometriosis and uterine fibroids with the goal of discovering and developing innovative treatment options for these diseases. The alliance is for an initial period of two years, but is open for extension to up to five years.

Endometriosis is a common condition (affecting up to 10% of women in reproductive years), the cause(s) of which are as yet unknown. © Shutterstock
Endometriosis is a common condition (affecting up to 10% of women in reproductive years), the cause(s) of which are as yet unknown.

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