GenoLogics has released Geneus 4.0, a new version of its lab and data management system for genomics research. According to the company, Geneus 4.0 can manage sequencing data from Illumina, ABI, Roche, and other vendors. Also, as a member of Illumina’s Connect bioinformatics partnership program, the company is now able to integrate sequencing-based workflows from Illumina’s Genome Analyzer into its system. Geneus is part of GenoLogics’ Solutions for Research Informatics, which enable data from different science workflows and across multiple labs to be tracked, captured, and stored in a single lab and data management system.
Scarab Genomics has launched MDS42recA competent E. coli cells. The company has improved its Multiple Deletion Strain 42 competent cell line by removing the recA gene from the E. coli genome. As a result, the overall stability of the MDS42 genome and of introduced plasmids is increased, and transformation efficiencies and protein expression are improved, according to Scarab.