Predictive Patterns Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold Version 3.1 &
GeneLinker(TM) Platinum Version 2.1
June 2, 2003
Predictive Patterns Software Inc. (PPS) today announced the release of
GeneLinker(TM) Gold version 3.1 and GeneLinker(TM) Platinum version
2.1 Gene Expression and Proteomics Analysis Software.
Predictive Patterns is a new company co-founded by Dr. Tom Radcliffe
(President) and Mark Chatterley (Vice-President) which has licensed
the right to sell, support and continue to develop the GeneLinker line
of software products. Tom Radcliffe and Mark Chatterley were formerly
the Development Director and Manager of Software Development at
Molecular Mining Corporation, which developed the original GeneLinker
products and ceased operations in March 2003.
"The new releases represent an improved level of maturity in the
GeneLinker products and illustrate our focus on quality. They also
have new statistics features for handling replicates, allow the
ability to export publication quality graphics, and have improved
scalability and reliability for large data sets," said Chatterley.
The main features that have been added to both Platinum 2.1 and Gold
3.1 that differentiate them from the previous versions are:
- Export of publication quality graphics (SVG and PDF export).
- Merging based on a variable. This can be used to handle between
chip replication (where different samples represent replicates
of other samples).
- Automatic default visualizations. At the end of an experimental
analysis default visualizations are displayed.
- Kruskal-Wallis statistics feature to allow non-parametric
independent group comparisons on replicates or classified samples.
- Support for Oracle (9i) as a data repository instead of the
default MySQL repository, or the previously supported DB2 alternative.
- Ability to export PCA loadings that describe the correlation
between each component and each variable (genes or samples).
- Improved default experiment names to help you keep track of
concurrent analyses on many different data sets.
In addition, over 75 incremental improvements and minor bug fixes have
been made to improve usability.
Predictive Patterns is also offering an upgrade path to the previous
customers of Molecular Mining Corporation to allow them to take
advantage of the new GeneLinker release and access support.
GeneLinker Gold is the entry level product that is well suited to
researchers just entering the area of genomics or proteomics research,
while GeneLinker Platinum offers powerful feature detection and neural
network algorithms more suitable to the intermediate or advanced
"We are committed to supporting the GeneLinker products and developing
them further. Our goals are to provide the best scalable desktop
gene expression and proteomics analysis software products to our users
at a reasonable price, and provide our customers with the best
scientific software experience they've ever had," said Radcliffe.
For further information contact:
Dr. Tom Radcliffe (613) 483-9803
Predictive Patterns Software Inc.
Scientific software, simplified.