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Auburn University Licenses InforMax Software

NEW YORK, June 25-Auburn University signed an institutional site license for InforMax's sequence analysis software Vector NTI in March, the company said today.


The informatics software is being used by the Cellular and Molecular Biosciences program, which teaches agricultural, veterinary medicine and human sciences curricula to graduate and undergraduate students.


Financial specifics of the deal were not disclosed.


Auburn University, based in eastern Alabama, is the largest university in the state.

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