CombiMatrix said this week that it has updated its Influenza-Detection System, to include 2,000 new sequences recently released by the Influenza Genome Sequencing Project.
Version 4.1 of the system consists of its Influenza A Microarray, ElectraSense reader, and sample-preparation kit. CMBX has sold the system since 2005.
Malaysian bioinformatics firm Synamatix this week launched SXOligosearch, a software tool that allows users of high-throughput applications to process, analyze, and integrate data from both microarrays and next-generation sequencers.
SXOligosearch is designed to map short sequences such as reads from the Illumina Genome Analyzer or oligonucleotide microarray probes, the company said. It is also able to handle low-quality reads containing any number of mismatches, insertions, or deletions with high accuracy.