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UK s MRC Gets Access to Celera s Discovery System

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 - Celera Genomics has licensed Discovery System to the United Kingdom Medical Research Council, the company said on Thursday.


The multi-year deal makes Celera's database available to a consortium of UK academic researchers.

The agreement is administered by the MRC but is open to all UK-based academic researchers, Celera said.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  

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