COLUMBUS, Ohio--Visual Genomics has announced the launch of its GenomXoffice and BSML Basic Browser for drug discovery and genomics research. Based on Bioinformatics Sequence Markup Language, an open XML standard developed by Visual Genomics and sponsored by the US National Human Genome Research Institute, GenomXoffice provides interactive data visualization to enable researchers to analyze, manage, present, and communicate genomic data from disparate sources.
GenomXoffice's integrated suite of bioinformatics components includes BSML Browser Plus, Librarian, Sequence Editor, BSML Document Editor, GenomXtools, and Query Manager.
The other new release, BSML Basic Browser, can be downloaded for free from Visual Genomics' web site (http://www.visualgenomics.com). Basic Browser displays BSML documents and imports gene sequences from local or remote repositories such as GenBank. These are the first commercial software releases for the two-year-old self-funded company, which has several hundred, mostly academic, customers using an older version of the software.