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BioDiscovery Integrates GeneDirector with EBI's ArrayExpress Repository

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioDiscovery has integrated its GeneDirector data-management system with the European Bioinformatics Institute’s ArrayExpress microarray data repository, the company said today.
 
The integration aims at simplifying the task of submitting data to EBI's public repository while preparing for print publication, BioDiscovery said.
 
GeneDirector manages microarray data, including array and sample tracking, sample processing, hybridization, and image-analysis tracking. According to the company, the system can integrate data from any array technology.

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