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Alma Bioinformatica of Madrid, Spain, has released JSOTA, a Java-based implementation of the company’s proprietary Self-Organizing Tree Algorithm (SOTA) for expression data analysis.

SOTA is a neural network that grows adopting the topology of a binary tree. The software is available at www.almabioinfo.com/products_software_sota.html.

 

Applera’s Applied Biosystems Group, based in Foster City, Calif., has released its Pro ICAT software for the API QSTAR Pulsar Hybrid LC/MS/MS system. According to ABI, the new software automatically identifies and quantifies proteins when used to analyze tandem MS data from ICAT reagent-based proteomics experiments.

 

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Genetic-Xchange has released the “Oracle Edition” of its K1 Data Integration Middleware Platform. The new edition gives Oracle users a direct connection to over 50 life science data sources and algorithms from within the Oracle environment, according to the company.

 

Release 7.0 of the Pfam collection of protein domain family alignments is now available from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute at www.sanger.ac.uk/Software/Pfam.

The release contains 3,360 families. Since Pfam 6.0, 320 new families were added and 33 families were deleted.

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