Just five people strong, Sequence Bioinformatics knows it has some formidable opposition from larger bioinformatics vendors, but the Montreal-based company is counting on two things to guide it through the competitive terrain. The first is a one-on-one, personalized approach to winning — and keeping — clients in its very targeted market of small biotechs and academic users. The second is a low-cost bioinformatics environment built upon readily available open source standbys.

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