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New Products: Integromics' OmicsOffice

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Integromics recently introduced OmicsOffice, a software tool for the analysis of data from quantitative PCR, microarray, and next-generation sequencing platforms. The company said it will begin selling the tool next month.

OmicsOffice combines Integromics' SeqSolve, RealTime StatMiner, and Integromics Biomarker Discovery tools. It includes modules that support platform-independent functional analysis, featuring Gene Ontology and gene set enrichment, as well as functionality for integrating data from different platforms.

Additionally, OmicsOffice can be used with results from any bioinformatics pipeline once imported into Tibco Spotfire, the company said.

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