SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 – Sun Microsystems and Viaken Systems have signed a preliminary agreement to develop and market a new suite of Viaken products, GenomeWeb  has learned on Friday. 

The potential deal, which is open-ended and non-exclusive, is anticipated to close in the current quarter, a Viaken spokesman said at the 13th annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference, held here through Sunday.

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