NORWALK, Conn.--In a move that doubled its bioinformatics personnel, Perkin-Elmer here has purchased Santa Fe, NM-based bioinformatics software provider Molecular Informatics for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition involved buying all outstanding shares of Molecular Informatics, according to a Perkin-Elmer spokesman. He said the deal was will complement Perkin-Elmer's existing bioinformatics capabilities, which includes a staff of 50. "We have the tools for a seamlessly linked drug-discovery system," he commented.

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