Proxeon Releases ProteinCenter 2.0
Product News Nov 07, 2008
Proxeon announced the release of ProteinCenter 2.0, the company's data interpretation tool that can convert complex proteomics datasets into biological sense within minutes, the company claims.
Recognizing that proteomics data is frequently produced in one location, but analyzed elsewhere, ProteinCenter 2.0 enables researchers to share datasets with colleagues and collaborators worldwide, granting direct access by individual or entire subsets of datasets.
Everyone involved can review the same dataset at the same time. Utilizing this web-based platform eliminates the need to email large dataset files between laboratories - new data is simply uploaded and shared.
Another function in ProteinCenter 2.0 can reveal the biological picture concealed within each dataset by enabling comparison of datasets against complete proteomes - a useful tool when checking for membrane protein enrichment, for example. In addition, a new peptide exporter module makes it even easier to export datasets.
Marten Winge, CEO at Proxeon, explained: "Each version of ProteinCenter contains new and improved functionalities developed in response to user feedback. We have been pleased to see a significant increase in references to ProteinCenter during major scientific meetings during 2008. Proteomics scientists can still spend months on data analysis whereas ProteinCenter v2.0 ensures that after obtaining meaningful biological information from their datasets, they can easily share their results with other colleagues."
ProteinCenter is a consolidated, biologically annotated, protein sequence database derived from all major protein databases to enable filtering, clustering and statistical bioinformatic analysis from single, combined or comparison datasets. This web-based tool is used at key proteomic centres in Europe and the U.S.A.