NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applera said today that its two groups, Celera and Applied Biosystems, would be formally separated on July 1.
 
The firm said that the board of directors approved the proposed separation, which will be accomplished by the redemption of all outstanding shares of Celera’s stock. Each share of the current Celera tracking stock will be exchanged for one share of the independent Celera Corp.
 

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