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Lion Bioscience, DoubleTwist, Paracel, SGI, Edinburgh Biocomputing Systems


Lion Bioscience has introduced Lion Hosted Services (LHS), a hosted bioinformatics environment that includes software license subscriptions, customizations, and services. LHS currently consists of SRS, bioSCOUT, arrayBASE, and genomeSCOUT, and will soon be extended to include Lion’s other products.


DoubleTwist has launched GenomeZone, a new online service. Features include access to an assembled and annotated human genome; an enhanced version of the Double Twist Genomic Viewer; and online access to DoubleTwist Locus Reports, which summarize gene, transcript, protein, and functional information.


Paracel, a business unit of Celera Genomics, has launched two new products: GenomeAssembler, a software package for all types of sequence assembly including whole genome shotgun projects; and Transcript-Assembler, software for EST-based transcript assembly. Paracel also released version 2.0 of its TraceTuner base calling technology.


SGI has released its high-throughput computing environment for bioinformatics, a resource designed to run efficiently on clusters of the new SGI Origin 300 server. SGI has developed wrappers as part of the HTC environment for Blast, Fasta, ClustalW, and Hmmer.


Edinburgh Biocomputing Systems has launched the latest version of MPSRCH 4, which now runs on Intel Pentium/AMD Athlon. MPSRCH 4 runs the Smith-Waterman algorithm up to 10 times faster than a standard implementation on Intel systems, according to EBS.

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