PeakTrace 5.60 has been released for Windows (other versions will follow in the next few days). This is a major release and we recommend everyone upgrade to this version. The two biggest changes are the Auto PeakTrace is over twice as fast as before and failed traces are now not counted towards your usage except in a few limited cases. This change effectively means that a price cut of between 20% to 50% depending on the number of traces that were not being improved (this varies from site to site) making PeakTrace an even better deal. If you were previously sorting traces by hand to avoid processing traces likely to not be improved by PeakTrace then you can avoid doing this and just process all traces without worrying about wasting your units. You can download the new version from our downloads page.
The complete list of changes in Auto PeakTrace 5.60 are:
- New Feature. Failed traces are now not charged. The exceptions are:
- Traces below the good base improvement threshold where the good base improvement threshold is set to a value higher than -10. If using the default value of -20 then you will not be charged.
- TraceTuner basecalled traces that fail TraceTuner basecalling.
- Traces that can’t be output because the output folder is unwritable.
- New Feature. Faster basecalling and processing. PeakTrace processing is approximately 120% faster than 5.51.
- New Feature. Support added for the following run conditions:
- ABI 3730 Low Voltage POP7 BigDye 3.1
- ABI Limits are only updated for successful traces.
- Improved basecalling and trace trimming.
- The usual bug fixes and enhancements.