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Definiens Version 3.0 of Proteomweaver

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Definiens introduced last week version 3.0 of Proteomweaver, software for analyzing 2D-gel electrophoresis images.

The latest enhancements to the product include advanced metadata handling to annotate experiments, tissue, experimenter, sample preparation, staining, sequence and mass spec data. A search engine helps the user to retrieve experiments according to their annotations.

Other new features include enhanced spot labels and comprehensive XML/HTML-based reports with information on spot statistics, parameter settings and analysis sets.

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