We have released a major upgrade of the LongTrace software that offers improved basecalling and better looking traces for the ABI 3730, 3100, 3130 DNA sequencers. This release is a major rewrite of the LongTrace code and is significantly faster in trace processing. Removed from this version is the beta support for the ABI 3700 sequencer. For those users with 3700 sequencers we recommend using our PeakTrace basecaller instead as it provides much better support for a wider range of 3700 run conditions.
We have released a new DNA sequencing basecaller called PeakTrace designed to improve the read length obtain from all ABI DNA sequencers. This software can improve trace read lengths by up to 100% and is compatible with the ABI377, ABI3700, ABI310, ABI3100, ABI3130, and ABI3730. We have also made available a free version of PeakTrace basecaller to allow potential customers to try PeakTrace on their own traces.
We have released a standalone version of the LongTrace software. This system (called LongTrace:Box) allows sequencing facilities to access the read lengths and throughput improvements offered by LongTrace without the need to ftp traces to our server. This makes the system ideal for high volume environments, or for users with strict data confidentiality requirements. For information more on LongTrace:Box system please visit the LongTrace:Box overview page.
The LongTrace FTP service has been launched. This offers a simple way for high volume users to access the LongTrace service. We are offering 100 free processing units (a $35 value) for all customers how sign up of for this service. To learn more about LongTrace FTP service please visit the LongTrace overview page.
We have released a easy-to-use graphical version of QualTrace designed for small to medium sized DNA sequencing users.
The our new DNA sequencing service for increasing sequence read length will be launched January 2006. This service allows the read length of DNA sequence traces to be improved through data reprocessing alone. For more about this exciting new service please visit the LongTrace DNA sequencing service page.
Nucleics announces the release of the QualTrace 1.2 DNA sequencing trace analysis software. QualTrace provides real-time detection of production failures that limit the read length of DNA sequencing traces. It is compatibility with both the ABI KB base caller and ABI 3XX base callers on the ABI3730 and 3730xl DNA sequencers.
The QualTrace 1.2 update identifies nine major problems commonly encounter during DNA sequencing. New features in this software version include the ability to detect excess leftover BigDye™ (dye blobs), a new “excellent” trace type, an updated log file, and the ability to analysis multiple DNA sequencing trace sub folders.
For further information please visit the QualTrace DNA sequencing trace analysis software page.
Nucleics launched the CounterTrace II DNA sequencing software & reagent. The CounterTrace II™ software is an updated version of the CounterTrace DNA sequencing kit designed for use with the KB basecaller on the ABI3730 and 3730xl DNA sequencers. CounterTrace II offers increases in alignable KB Q20+ read lengths of up to 30% for individual DNA traces, with an average of 15% to 20% in high throughput sequencing production centers.
For further information on the CounterTrace II sequencing system please visit the CounterTrace II DNA sequencing page.