The Gel Company of San Francisco has released ArrayBooster, a low-volume hybridization station for DNA and protein microarrays. The station, which uses technology based on surface acoustic waves to agitate the sample during the incubation process, is compatible with all microarrays in microscope slide format. Up to four instruments with 16 chambers in total can be controlled by one PC.
The Weizmann Institute has released SeqAlert, a sequence alerting service that periodically compares amino acid sequences of interest against sequences of proteins in the Protein Data Bank and TargetDB whose 3D structures have been determined or are being determined, at http://bioportal.weizmann.ac.il/ salertb/main.
An updated version of ProSup, a program for protein structure superimposition from the University of Salzburg in Austria, is available at http://www.came.sbg.ac.at/prosup.html.
Version 1.1 of Cytoscape, visualization software to depict molecular interactions developed by researchers at the Whitehead Institute and the Institute for Systems Biology, is available at http://www.cytoscape.org/download/ index.html.