NEW YORK, Nov. 7 — Celera Genomics and Compaq Canada have struck a deal designed to increase access to—and cut by nearly half the price of—Celera’s bioinformatics platform for nonprofit research groups in Canada, the companies said on Wednesday.

The agreement combines the purchasing power of the entire Canadian nonprofit research community into one contract, making Celera’s platform technology much cheaper and easier to access, said John Lewis, Celera’s director of academic sales. 

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