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Seqware Data Center, Sequest Sorcerer, ProSight PTM, Admensa Interactive, Ensembl 28, caArray 1.0, UniProt 4.0, biOpen 1.5


Ariadne Genomics has released Seqware Data Center, a sequence data-management and “personal” Blast system. The software comes pre-loaded with GenBank, which is automatically updated, the company said. A free trial is available at

Thermo Electron has launched two new software products as part of its Proteomics2 suite of proteomics analysis tools: Sequest Sorcerer, which the company said accelerates protein searching up to 50-fold; and ProSight PTM, a software package for top-down protein sequencing.

Inpharmatica has released Admensa Interactive, desktop software that includes predictive ADME models and compound prioritization tools.

Ensembl 28 is now available at The release includes the Xenopus tropicalis genome, new linkage disequilibrium data for human, new mouse genes, and updated SNP sets for human, dog, and Anopheles. Two new archive sites, which provide access to non-current versions of the data, are available at and

The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Bioinformatics has released caArray 1.0, an open source data-management system for microarray data that was developed to be “consistent with caBIG principles,” the NCICB said. A data submission portal is at, and technical documentation and source code are available at

UniProt 4.0 is available at The release includes 1,757,967 entries (168,297 from UniProt/Swiss-Prot and 1,589,670 from UniProt/TrEMBL).

AbOrygen, a bioinformatics company based in Mougins, France, has released biOpen 1.5, a modular sequence-analysis and visualization package for Mac OS X. A demo version is available at:


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