Celera Corp.

1401 Harbor Bay Parkway,
Alameda, California 94502
United States,
(510) 749-4200
www.celera.com

Celera was founded in 1998 with the mission to sequence the human genome and provide clients with early access to the resulting data. Celera went on to build a successful database business, providing custom search tools and software that enabled dozens of pharmaceutical companies and hundreds of academic, government and biotech clients to use its findings in biological research.

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Celera was acquired by Quest Diagnostics on May 17, 2011.

Celera has acquired 3 companies of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Celera has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (67%) and healthcare services (34%).

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