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3rd Millennium releases version 2.0 of its award winning ARDAS™ software
Waltham, MA - March 15, 2006 -- 3rd Millennium, a leading bioinformatics firm, announced today the release of a new version of its award winning ARDAS™ software. The Array Repository and Data Analysis System provides a complete and fully integrated solution to microarray data acquisition, management, and analysis. ARDAS includes a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for managing the laboratory processes and the collection of data from 2-color spotted arrays, an Analysis Information Management System (AIMS) that integrates a sophisticated workflow engine with computational tools for the analysis of 2-color and Affymetrix data, and a data warehouse for storing and organizing both raw and normalized data sets.
The ARDAS™ LIMS records RNA extraction, RNA concentration, RNA labeling, hybridization of labeled RNA to arrays, scanning of arrays, printing arrays from oligo or cDNA libraries, and post-processing of arrays. The system also includes a warehouse that provides a simple yet powerful model to annotate samples and arrays (compatible with the MIAME standard) with the relevant biological, analytical, and methodological context through predefined and user-defined parameters. The system also includes analytical workflows based on R and BioConductor for the normalization and quality control, and linear modeling of Affymetrix and 2-color spotted data. It includes many plots and graphs including MA plots, intensity distributions and histograms, and image maps of arrays.
"Unlike other products that focus mostly on the analysis of microarray data, ARDAS supports the complete life-cycle of microarray workflows. The workflows include the tracking of samples and hybridizations in the LIMS, the loading and parsing of files in a scalable and reliable Oracle warehouse, the normalization of arrays, and the analysis of the data in an iterative way" said Dr. Roland Carel, 3rd Millennium's Head of Informatics.
"We are pleased to offer our award winning microarray software as a packaged product to the research and development community. ARDAS is an off-the-shelf enterprise system that requires no customization and we are offering it at a low price that is comparable to the price of desktop packages" said Ousama Shamma, president of 3rd Millennium.
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