NEW YORK, June 15 - Oxford Glycosciences and Marconi, a provider of communications and information technology services, have formed a joint venture to sell a new database of protein and genomic information, the companies said Friday.

OGS and Marconi will share equally in the ownership of the new company, called Confirmant, and the partners will each contribute 15 million pounds sterling ($21.1 million) to fund the new venture. 

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