NEW YORK, Oct. 8 - When Hewlett-Packard spun off Agilent Technologies in 1999, it appeared that its interest in the life sciences went with it. But David Valenta, HP’s global marketing development manager for life sciences, told GenomeWeb that the company is a solid contender in the life-sciences computing market.

Despite HP’s relatively late entry into the sector and stiff competition from Sun, IBM, and Compaq, Valenta remains confident that the company’s strategy of partnering with software and solution providers will give it an edge in the market. 

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