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Analyzing mass spectra in BioNumerics Seven

Mass spectrometry techniques such as Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight (MALDI-TOF), Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) and ElectroSpray Ionization (ESI) are quickly finding their way into the field of microbial typing and identification. The upcoming release of BioNumerics Seven provides researchers with a powerful and easy to use environment for preprocessing, resampling and comparison of spectrum data.

Improved capillary sequencer fingerprint processing in BioNumerics Seven

The upcoming release of BioNumerics Seven features a completely redesigned state-of-the-art processing tool for raw electropherograms, generated by genetic analyzers and other multi-dye capillary electrophoresis equipment. This type of equipment is commonly used for fragment analysis-based typing methods such as Multi-Locus VNTR Analysis (MLVA), Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms (AFLP) and Short Sequence Repeats (SSR).

Release discount available until the end of 2012

Applied Maths is at the verge of releasing its next major upgrade of the BioNumerics software. In this context, we would like to encourage the ones among you that are eager to get going with the new data types and analysis tools that come with BioNumerics Seven.

Therefore, an extra release discount of 10% will be applied to all BioNumerics orders that reach us before the end of 2012.

Visit us at the 11th Congresso Latinoamericano de Microbiologia in Santos, BR from October 28 to November 1

XXI ALAM conference

Together with our Brazilian distributor, Fairport Ltd, we will be present at the Congresso Latinoamericano de Microbiologia. On October 28, we have a full day BioNumerics workshop as part of the official program and during the remainder of the conference you can drop by our booth to learn the latest about BioNumerics and its upcoming new release.

A new version of the QIAxcel plugin is available

The QIAxcel plugin, for import of QIAGEN's ScreenGel data into the BioNumerics software, has received an update. Version 1.01 now also allows the import of peak table data in .xdrx format.

To start using the latest version of this free plugin in BioNumerics, simply press the Check for updates... button and enable it in the Plugins dialog.

Applied Maths welcomes FPQuest and InfoQuest users

The software packages InfoQuest and FPQuest, which were developed by Applied Maths, have been sold by Bio-Rad Laboratories as OEM products since November 2002. These packages have the same functionality as BioNumerics and GelCompar II, respectively.

Applied Maths joins international consortium for NGS based pathogen diagnostics and genotyping

Along with 6 leading research and knowledge centers across Europe, Applied Maths has entered into a consortium to develop a methodology for rapid and accurate diagnostics and genotyping of bacterial pathogens based upon Next Generation Sequencing. The consortium has successfully applied for a EU research project, Patho-NGen-Trace, which was launched on 1 January 2012. The project will run for 54 months and receive nearly 6 million Euros in funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme.

Applied Maths realizes 14% growth in 2011

Applied Maths proudly reports that it has realized a growth in revenues of more than 14% in 2011. This growth is remarkable in view of the financial crisis and its negative impact on butget spending for research in particular. Applied Maths has realized a growth in all continents, including Europe and the US, the company's home markets for 20 years.

ECDC chooses Applied Maths for the development of a European molecular surveillance network

Applied Maths has successfully concluded a public tender (OJ/19/04/2011-PROC/2011/026) launched in April 2011 by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and intended to prepare the installation of a European network for molecular typing data, such as Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE), Multi Locus VNTR Analysis (MLVA), PCR-based ribotyping, spa-typing, etc.

Koen Janssens appointed CEO of Applied Maths

The Board of Directors of Applied Maths has appointed Koen Janssens as CEO of Applied Maths. Koen Janssens holds a Master degree in Applied Economics and a Master of Science in Bioinformatics (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). During the last seven years, he has been increasingly involved in the operational management of the company. In his new role as CEO, he will be supported by an Executive Committee, consisting of Paul Vauterin, Director of Software Development and Bruno Pot, Director of Business Development.