The Drug Discovery Laboratory of Milan University has released VEGA 1.5.0, an updated version of its structural information software. New features include a more specialized merging function, a solvent box tool that allows the user to solvate any molecule, a 3D molecule editor that allows for the manipulation of atoms and bonds, and a PSF X-Plor topology saver.
Inpharmatica of London said that Biopendium, its protein annotation software, has gone online. Users can now access protein relationship information connected with 2.6 million sequences from their own computers over the Internet.
Millipore of Billerica, Mass. and Applied Biosystems of Foster City, Calif. have jointly released their new MS sample preparation kit, MALDIspot. The kit is equipped with 96 wells for the preparation of protein samples from 1D or 2D gels. It is designed to maximize sample recovery, detect low abundance proteins, and cut the sample processing time from 16 hours to seven.