Corning Inc. of Corning, N.Y., said it has reached an agreementto acquire Biosym Technologies Inc., a scientific computersoftware company.

San Diego-based Biosym specializes in development, marketingand support of computer-aided molecular design software.

CAMD software streamlines the discovery, development andtesting of new drugs, chemicals and materials through researchat the atomic level using various forms of computer simulationand graphical manipulation, Biosym said.

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