Partek Incorporated has announced that its flagship software, Partek® Genomics Solution™ v.6.2, has achieved GeneChip-compatible™ status with the Affymetrix Inc. GeneChip® exon array system.
Features for analysis of Affymetrix exon arrays in Partek GS include support for the hierarchical relationship between gene-level and exon-level expression in addition to detection and visualization of alternative splice events.
Partek’s Genome Browser™ can display exon-level events such as alternative splicing and differential expression.
"We believe the Affymetrix exon array represents an important new technology and we have enhanced Partek GS to meaningfully and efficiently process and analyze data resulting from exon-level studies," said Tom Downey, president of Partek Inc.
"The latest release of Partek GS provides scientists with outstanding statistical and visual tools to quickly analyze large scale exon-level studies on today’s 32 bit computers."
Partek claims that, Partek GS is optimized for speed and memory efficiency and can analyze unfiltered exon-level data (over one million putative exons per array) on desktop or laptop computers.
Partek GS is designed to automatically annotate all results and provides hyperlinks to the UCSC Genome Browser, NetAffx, and other internet databases.
"Partek has developed rigorous yet practical statistical tools to analyze data from the over 1 million exons represented on the GeneChip® Human Exon 1.0 ST Array both at the exon and gene levels," said John E. Blume, Ph.D., vice president of RNA Products at Affymetrix.
"We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with Partek as they continue to deliver innovative tools to our user community."
Partek GS has achieved Affymetrix GeneChip-compatible™ status in the following categories: Gene Expression, Exon Expression, and SNP Copy Number analysis, and is available immediately.