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GATC Biotech of Konstanz, Germany, which has seen its sequencing services business drop off, said the demand for its GATC Eclipse 2D gel analysis software has only increased recently. The company is planning to release version 3.0 of the software in the next few weeks, according to product reps. This software allows users to align multiple gels to a master gel, and read different fluorescent colors in the sample and master. The new version will include capabilities to export data to Excel spreadsheets, statistical tools, three dimensional views of spots, and the ability to align spots before detection and quantification. The company has an online demo at its website, www.gatc-biotech.com.

Meanwhile, Decodon, of Greifswald, Germany, introduced version 3.0 of 2D gel analysis software Delta 2D, which includes the ability to create proteome maps, manage projects, align gels of different colors, and match and label spots quickly. The software also links to Excel and has easy export capabilities for PowerPoint slides. The product, which the 11-person company distributes mainly in Germany, was developed by Sven Luhn of the University of Greifswald near the Baltic Sea. An evaluation version of the software is available for download on the company’s website, www.decodon.com.

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