Affymetrix is literally placing its stamp of approval on certain bioinformatics software packages that are compatible with its GeneChip microarray platform.

Under the new GeneChip-Compatible Applications Program, which Affy kicked off last week, the microarray giant is allowing software firms who meet a certain set of specifications to bear a new "GeneChip Compatible" logo on their products and marketing materials. These companies are also entitled to other co-marketing and co-promotion activities, and are listed in Affy's web-based software catalog.

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