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PatientsLikeMe Launching Transplant Community

PatientsLikeMe, a Cambridge, MA-based provider of a social networking website for patients, reports today that the Swiss drug giant Novartis is supporting the startup’s development of a new online community for people who have received organ transplants. No financial details about the startup’s deal with Novartis were revealed. Novartis, which has a large R&D organization in Cambridge, has worked with PatientsLikeMe in the past to learn about patients with multiple sclerosis, for which PatientsLikeMe has an online community. (Xconomy covered PatientsLikeMe’s strategy for working with pharma customers like Novartis last month.)