NEW YORK, Dec 20 – Sun Microsystems’ first Informatics Advisory Council Summit, part of the company’s strategy to gain a stronger foothold in the life science computing market, was a “huge success,” the company said Wednesday.

Loralyn Mears, Sun’s Market Segment Manager for Informatics, said the meeting, held November 29-December 1 in Palo Alto, resulted in “a number of collaborative partnerships” that will be announced in the near future.

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