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Genops, Zerosum to Enter Bioinformatics Partnership

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 – Genops Bioinformatics and bioinformatics startup Zerosum plan to enter an information-sharing partnership to help Genops broaden its Ngene software and boost Zerosum’s burgeoning business, the companies said this week.

“Zerosum’s strength in advanced infrastructure deployment delivery, and management, will enhance Ngene’s already impressive performance, functionality, and ease-of-use,” Han Yu, president and CEO of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Genops, said in a statement. “This combination presents a very cost-effective comprehensive and flexible solution for industrial and academic research institutions.”

The deal, announced on Wednesday, also will help Seven Valleys, Penn.-based Zerosum expand its Bioinformatics Infrastructure Operations Center’s life science computing services, according to the statement.

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