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BioMed Central has launched an online proteomics journal called Proteome Science, at http://www.proteomesci.com. The new journal will publish novel and original research in the area of proteomics, including structural biology, mass spectrometry, protein arrays, bioinformatics, HTS assays, protein chemistry, cell biology, signal transduction, and physiology, as long as they have a component which relates to functional and structural proteomics.

Structural Bioinformatics of San Diego has released a new version of StructureBank, a relational management database for protein structures. The new version contains a non-redundant collection of high-resolution protein structures with minimal structural or sequence gaps representing a comprehensive set of fold classes derived from the Protein Data Bank.

Science Factory of Cologne, Germany, said it would come out with a new edition of its enzyme database Brenda in January. The new version will include information on metabolic pathways. The database holds information on more than 24,000 enzymes and a large number of inhibitors and activators. The company also launched version 1.1 of its Übertool analysis software, which is able to process data from Brenda, in addition to other databases.

Vivascience of Carlsbad, Calif., has released three protein purification kits: an acidic or basic protein purification kit; an albumin removal kit; and a DNA removal kit.

Compugen of Tel Aviv has introduced version 3.0 of its Z3 2D gel analysis system. The new version includes clustering capabilities, which enable researchers to better understand protein pathways.

Advion BioSciences of Ithaca, NY, which provides bioanalytical mass spectrometry services and develops chip-based mass spectrometry tools, now provides central laboratory services to its clients, either alone or in combination with the company’s bioanalytical services.

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