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NEWSBRIEF: Amersham to Buy Controlling Stake in Informatics Firm Cimarron

NEW YORK, May 14 - Amersham Biosciences said today it will acquire a controlling stake in informatics company Cimarron Software.


Amersham also has the option of acquiring all of the Salt Lake City-based company over the next three years, it said.

Jerry Walker, vice president for informatics at Amersham, said that the companies, which have worked together  since 1996, plan to launch Scierra later this year.  The product lets researchers perform tracking and analysis in proteomics, gene-expression analysis, genotyping, and DNA sequencing.


Cimarron employs 60 software designers, programmers, automation engineers, and other scientists, according to Amersham.


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