This article has been updated from a version originally posted June 14 to reflect Symyx's decision to end the discussions with Certara and Certara's subsequent revised proposal.

Symyx Technologies said this week that it has received a formal acquisition proposal from Certara, the parent company of Tripos International and Pharsight, for $5.75 per share, which places the firm's total value at around $200 million.

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