NEW YORK, June 11 - Johns Hopkins University and The Jackson Laboratory, a non-profit mammalian genetics research center, have signed multi-year subscriptions to Celera's databases, the company said Monday.
The agreement allows researchers at the two institutions full access to all of Celera's databases through the Celera Discovery system, a web-based interface that includes software tools for searching and analyzing Celera's proprietary databases. Financial details were not disclosed, but in the past Celera has charged academic subscribers between $7,000 and $15,000 a year per scientist using the databases.
The subscriptions add to Celera's list of over 30 current subscribers, who include the University of California system, the Max Planck Society for Advancement of Science, the Karolinska Institute, and American Home Products.
"We are pleased that Johns Hopkins, a world leader in medicine and biomedical research, and Jackson Laboratory, the largest and most renowned mammalian genetic center, have chosen to use Celera's accurate and annotated data, including the mouse genome, as well as our advanced tools and software," Craig Venter, president of Celera, said in a statement.