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InforMax, Orchid BioSciences, Biosift


InforMax has launched Vector PathBlazer, a desktop application for the integration of biological pathway and protein-protein interaction data. According to the company, the software is the only application available that allows users to combine their own data on pathways, reactions, and protein-protein interactions with data from curated public and private sources.

Orchid BioSciences announced the release of ChromosomeBrowser, a SNP genotyping tool that is designed to allow scientists to analyze the output of SNP experiments in order to search through sequence data to find markers. The product includes a proprietary database with over 2.5 million mapped SNPs including 100,000 not available in public databases, 600,000 primer-designed SNPs, and 250,000 measured allele frequencies. It also includes a navigable customized interface with hyperlinks to public databases, the company said. Demos are available at

Biosift of Cambridge, Mass., has launched two products: Radia for high-throughput sequencing analysis, and Scintilla HUB (HTML universal browser), a unified interface for bioinformatic data from divergent sources. Radia is a workflow management technology, and Scintilla HUB is a genome analysis tool designed for the simultaneous viewing of different genomes, and for navigation of annotation from chromosome to base-pair level.


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