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Bio-Plex Manager 5.0

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Bio-Rad Laboratories this week launched the Bio-Plex Manager 5.0, the latest Bio-Plex suspension array system data management software. According to the company, the new software has four key improvements. A new graphing capability allows quicker comparison between sample data and results between samples and cross analytes. An automated maintenance feature allows researchers to set up and automatically run pre- and postrun custom maintenance and shut-down operations. Data normalization allows users to create a comparison parameter. And a new multiple analyte table layout lets users to scroll through entire result data sets and hide columns as needed, allowing for visual comparison of results.

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