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Geospiza Now Distributing Southwest Parallel's Phrap

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SEATTLE--Geospiza, a provider of bioinformatics software, systems, and services to corporate and academic sequencing laboratories, said last month that it will begin distributing Southwest Parallel Software's parallel implementation of the Phrap sequence assembly algorithm. The tool will be packaged within the Geospiza Finch Assembly Manager product for Unix and Linux platforms.

Southwest CEO Gary Montry developed SPS-Phrap, a fast-parallelized version of the large-scale sequence assembly program originally developed by Phil Green at the University of Washington. Todd Smith, president of Geospiza, said that incorporating SPS-Phrap into his company's data management system would help customers working on bacterial genome and large-scale EST projects.

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