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PerkinElmer, which just re-released the ArrayInformatics microarray database software formerly sold by Packard, said it is planning to introduce a new version in August that is likely to include a protein array module. The reason? PerkinElmer is planning to introduce a line of protein biochips later in the year, a PerkinElmer spokesman told BioArray News’ sister publication BioInform. The new version of ArrayInformatics will also be compliant with the minimum information about a microarray, or MIAME standard, the spokesman said.

The current version of ArrayInformatics, which PerkinElmer developed after acquiring Packard in November, is built around a SQL Server relational database designed to store all the information associated with microarray experiments. The “personal edition” of ArrayInformatics sells for $20,000 and the “research edition,” designed for up to five users, runs around $38,000 for the software loaded on a dedicated high-end server.

 

Microarraying instrumentation maker Genetix, of New Milton, UK, has released two new all-in-one packages that include a scanner, spotter, slides, spotting solution, PCR cleanup plates, and protocols. Package A, which includes the QArray lite spotter and aQuire scanner, sells for $99,500, and Package B, which includes the QArraymini spotter and aQuire
mini
scanner sells for $54,950, the company said.

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