Until recently, researchers interested in analyzing their arrays or gels had to rely on complex software packages or manual analysis subject to human error. NonLinear Dynamics Ltd. of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., known to the research community for its Phoretix software, now offers TotalLab image analysis software, which combines the analyzing power of pre-existing Phoretix products with a user-friendly interface. Instead of requiring users to invest a considerable amount of time to learn the software necessary to analyze their results, TotalLab uses the common interface and multiple levels of automation to give researchers both flexibility and speed to examine their data. According to marketing manager James Sykes, TotalLab was developed for researchers with "routine and broadly based general analysis requirements for which specific software was likely to be an as-yet-unrecognized advantage."

TotalLab offers researchers a wide array of analytical options for standard electrophoresis gels, dot...

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