Following a dispute with bioinformatics partner Ariadne, Stratagene said last week that it would collaborate with Strand Life Sciences to develop bioinformatics software to analyze biological pathways and Affymetrix's new GeneChip microarrays.

Terms of the agreement call for the companies to co-design and co-develop software based on Strand's Avadis technology. Stratagene will exclusively market and sell the two products "shortly," the companies said.

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