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Ludesi, Polymer Laboratories, NextGen Sciences


Swedish biotech firm Ludesi has developed a web-based software for 2D gel analysis called the Ludesi 2D Interpreter. The free software works in conjunction with any existing image analysis software to visualize 2D gel data and to perform biostatistical analysis.

To access the software, researchers should register at

Polymer Laboratories has launched a range of

capillary and micro chromatography columns

for small scale chromatography. The columns use chemically stable polymeric particles that are suitable for high sensitivity separations.

According to the company, the capillary columns have a 300 micrometer internal diameter and are best suited to sample sizes in the range of picograms to nanograms. They have flow rates of around four microliters per minute. The micro columns have an internal diameter of one millimeter, are designed for sample sizes in the nanogram to milligram, and typically operate at flow rates of 40 microliters per minute.

NextGen Sciences has released a new information management system called OrchestratorIMS. The software in designed to enable the user to plan their experiments at a PC, then carry out the research using either manual techniques or laboratory robotics. The system generates subject-oriented programs detailing the laboratory work required, and monitors and tracks the whereabouts of all biomaterials, samples and reagents.

NextGen has also launched the expressionworkstation, a platform that integrates a selection of instrumentation with the OrchestratorIMS

The Scan

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Additional Genes

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Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification

In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.