Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that its web-based ProteinCenter software is now available as cloud-based version and can be accessed by multiple workstations in a laboratory. The software, regularly updated from all major protein databases, contains a consolidated, biologically annotated, protein sequence database that enables filtering, clustering and statistical bioinformatic analysis from single, combined or comparison data sets. It enables scientists to compare and interpret proteomics data sets in minutes instead of months.
Advantages of the cloud-based software include quickly sharing results with sample submitters through a web browser, quickly producing annotations for identified proteins, reducing data complexity associated with peptide-based protein identification, and presenting the data as proteins and their biological significance. Researchers will also be able to easily share results as a result of the centralized server and the curated database will produce results that can be compared across all labs.