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VizX Labs of Seattle has introduced GeneSifter.Net, a web-based microarray analysis software system. The product allows scientists to load microarray image files into a database that is accessible via the web. It provides a customizable interface, several options for organizing data, and password-protected user access. In Japan, GeneSifter.Net will be distributed by Tokyo-based Marubun, a three-year exclusive distribution agreement.

Spotfire of Somerville, Mass., said last week that CambridgeSoft of Cambridge, Mass., will market and resell academic versions of Spotfire’s DecisionSite software. The company will offer annual subscriptions to hosted online versions of DecisionSite, DecisionSite for Lead Discovery, Decision Site for Functional Genomics, and DecisionSite Statistics.

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