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GeneData Screener, Pipeline Pilot, BASE 1.0, Modeller, Kaptain 0.78, Pfam


GeneData of Basel, Switzerland, has released GeneData Screener, a new software suite for the analysis of high-throughput screening data. The platform combines early quality assessment with cross-assay data analysis and large scale compound profiling, according to GeneData.


San Diego-based SciTegic released a web services package for its Pipeline Pilot data pipelining software. The new product permits Pipeline Pilot data processing protocols to be made available to scientists through a web browser or other external client.

Current Pipeline Pilot users will be able to publish the protocols they create so that anyone on their intranet will be able to process their own data using the same methods.


The departments of oncology and theoretical physics at Sweden’s Lund University have released BASE 1.0 (BioArray Software Environment) at BASE, licensed under the Gnu GPL, is a database server that manages biomaterial information, raw data, and images from microarray experiments and provides integrated normalization, data viewing, and analysis tools. BASE can be installed on a local server in a microarray laboratory and is accessible via any web browser.


Rockefeller University has released version 6.2 of its Modeller comparative protein structure modeling software at http://guitar.rockefeller. edu/modeller.

New features include a dynamic memory allocation algorithm to increase the software’s stability and an IBM executable file. In addition, a Windows version of Modeller 6.2 is available as a separate executable file.


Thomas Siegmund of the Free University of Berlin has released Kaptain 0.78, a user interface for the EMBOSS suite. EMBOSS.kaptn 0.78 supports all applications of EMBOSS 2.4.1 and is available at


Version 7.3 of the Pfam collection of protein domain family alignments is available at,, and Pfam 7.3 contains 3,849 families.

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