The Macromolecular Structure Database group at the EBI now offers a platform-independent toolbar application to search the MSD Relational Database. It is available at www.ebi.ac.uk/msdsrv/docs/msdbar.html.
Molsoft has released a free program, ICM Browser, that can read PDB files, sequences, alignments, or internal binary multi-object documents, visualize rich sequence-structure, save high-resolution images, create colored alignments, perform PDB searches, annotate structures, and calculate RMSD between structures. It is available at www.molsoft.com/products/icm_browser.htm.
Definiens has launched version 2.1 of its Proteomweaver 2D gel analysis software. The new version allows users to analyze multiple samples run within the same gel. It uses a new quantification algorithm that has been especially designed for multi-fluorescence gels.