SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 - Structural Genomix has committed to buy $2 million to $3 million worth of equipment from Compaq and to explore a longer-term strategic relationship with the firm, both companies told GenomeWeb .

"We are committed to an initial purchase," said Tod Klingler, vice president of information sciences at SGX, and we "will use the experience going forward to decide future computing needs" for the company.

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