Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Soochika, GeneStudio Pro


Strand Genomics, a Bangalore, India-based bioinformatics company, has launched Soochika, a knowledge management tool for microarray analysis, clinical data analysis, protein structure analysis, ADME, sequence analysis, and mass spectrometry.

Soochika, which means “needle” in Sanskrit, “culls out biologically relevant knowledge from large amounts of data,” according to Strand. The first release of the software combines publicly available and proprietary algorithms for microarray data analysis. Additional analytical abilities will be available in future versions.


A 60-day free trial of GeneStudio Pro sequence analysis software is available for download from The software offers a sequence format converter as well as alignment and contig editors and a phylogenetic analysis component.

Filed under

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.