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Accelrys, GeneData, SciTegic, Numerical Applications Group, Harvard Medical School

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Accelrys, the San Diego-based software subsidiary of Pharmacopeia, is launching two new applications for its Discovery Studio suite of products this week: DS SeqStore, an Oracle-based enterprise solution for managing, analyzing, and visualizing genomic and proteomic sequence data; and DS Modeling, a molecular modeling and simulation program for use with Windows-based PCs. The products are fully integrated with other Discovery Studio applications, including DS Gene, and can be purchased as stand-alone modules or as part of a larger Discovery Studio purchase.

GeneData of South San Francisco has launched version 4.0 of its Expressionist suite for large-scale microarray processing. New functionalities include proprietary classification methods, simultaneous multi-array processing, scripts to automate and streamline repetitive tasks, and annotation for all Affymetrix GeneChip layouts, including GenBank and Unigene accession numbers, LocusLink, MapLocation, Gene Symbol, and Gene Ontology biological processes, cellular components, and molecular functions.

San Diego-based SciTegic has released the latest version of its data pipelining software, Pipeline Pilot 2.5. According to the company, “an extensive collection” of new components for library enumeration and chemical reactions has been added. The new release also permits easier integration of third-party tools and services and contains new Perl scripting capability and web service integration components.

The Numerical Applications Group has released version 7 of Mark, its C library of routines for software developers. Mark 7 offers over 850 functions, including modeling/simulation, time series analysis, and advanced statistical routines. According to NAG, modeling functions such as curve fitting, surface fitting, time series, and random number generation should be of particular interest to bioinformatics developers.

The department of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Harvard Medical School has released GoFish, a web-based Java application that allows users to search for gene products with particular Gene Ontology terms, at: llama.med.harvard.edu/Software.html.

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