How RPR's network creates a complete tool kit

Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Inc.'s gene therapy consortium is designed to create a complete "toolbox" that will give the company the critical mass of technology that currently is dispersed among many companies and institutions. The following uses the toolkit analogy to break down RPR's collaborations.

Gene sequencing

There are two basic approaches to sequencing genes: a broad approach aimed at sequencing all genes, and the more targeted, function-oriented approach. RPR has deals in both areas.