SAS last week introduced JMP Genomics 4.0, a software tool for analyzing and exploring data from a variety of high-throughput studies, including microarray experiments. Version 4.0 provides statistical tools for quality control, normalization, and pattern discovery, while enabling the analysis of multiple data types from varying platforms, including summarized data from second-generation sequencing technologies, SAS said.
Ocimum Biosolutions this week began offering genomic services on the Affymetrix platform from its office in IJsselstein, the Netherlands. Ocimum will initially offer gene-expression profiling in Europe and will add other services in coming months, the Hyderabad, India-based company said.
SciGene last week launched NoZone WS Workspace, a benchtop system for maintaining an ozone-safe environment when operating microarray scanning and processing equipment.
The workspace consists of a benchtop polycarbonate enclosure with an external ozone filtration system that achieves and maintains ozone levels below 5 ppb within minutes, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. The system is designed to accommodate SciGene's Little Dipper Processor for automated post-hybridization washing and drying of microarrays.