By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics firm Symyx Technologies today said that its board of directors has determined that a bid from Certara to acquire the firm for $5.75 per share in cash does not represent a superior offer to an earlier bid from Accelrys.

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