SOURCE: Ludesi

December 03, 2007 02:00 ET

Ludesi Announces New Image & Data Management Software for Its 2D Gel Image Analysis Service at SPS 2007

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - SPS 2007 -- Ludesi AB, developer and provider of the industry-leading Ludesi Image Analysis Service for 2-dimensional electrophoresis gels, today announced the immediate availability of a major new software application to complement its analysis service. The new Ludesi REDFIN Image and Data Management software features a powerful and intuitive user interface that allows researchers and scientists to quickly and easily view, analyze, and manage results from the Ludesi 2D gel image analysis. Ludesi has also made its service accessible to a broad range of organizations by offering a flexible, pay-per-sample online payment method via credit card. The new REDFIN software is available for free as a download at:

Ludesi is exhibiting and demonstrating its new software at the 2007 Congress of the Swiss Proteomics Society being held December 3-5, 2007 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"Now for the first time ever it becomes possible for any proteomics laboratory to order reliable 2D gel image analysis on a per-sample basis over the internet," comments Ola Forsstrom-Olsson, CEO of Ludesi. "Traditional 2D gel image analysis requires significant investments in software and training of personnel and is widely acknowledged to be cumbersome, slow and suboptimal. The Ludesi REDFIN software, together with Ludesi's Analysis Center, makes 2D gel image analysis fast, reliable, hassle-free, and very cost-efficient."

The new Ludesi REDFIN software and the Ludesi Analysis Center has been tested over the last couple of months by a group of beta-testers, comprising selected pharmaceutical companies and research institutes around the world. Some of the beta testers include: Johns Hopkins Bayview Proteomics Center, Mayo Clinic Proteomics Research Center, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology in Japan, Organon, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

"After experiencing Ludesi's offering and service levels, it was evident that Ludesi can provide us with a fast, cost-efficient and hassle-free way of getting reliable data from 2D gel images. The new Ludesi REDFIN software is a great added value to our gel-based proteomics work-flow," stated Alain van Gool, Director Genomics and Proteomics at Organon."

"I am very impressed with the Ludesi REDFIN software! Using Ludesi for 2D gel image analysis, I get much better image analysis compared to using other 2D gel software. I just can't imagine doing 2D gel image analysis using conventional software again," commented Carolina De La Torre, proteomics scientist at Hospital St Pau, Spain.

"Ludesi is easily the best 2D gel image analysis option on the market: fast, efficient and easy to use! The results look really good and are clear and easy to find using the highly-interactive visualization tools within the REDFIN software. Also, Ludesi has a highly accommodating and professional team that always answers our queries promptly and to our satisfaction," stated Randeep Rakwal, Researcher at Human Stress Signal Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

About 2-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis

Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DGE) is a key technology in the growing field of proteomics, which involves the study of protein structure, expression and function within a cell. The study of the proteome is of vital importance because most diseases are discovered from biomarkers produced at the level of protein activity. Accurate detection and analysis of the characteristics, changes, and shapes of key proteins can speed up the identification of new drug targets that can be used to diagnose and treat diseases. In two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DGE) experiments, the image analysis plays a crucial part in the overall reliability and accuracy of the results from an experiment.

About Ludesi AB

Ludesi is a global provider of bioinformatics solutions to the life science industry and the first company to offer 2D Gel Image Analysis as a service, reducing turnaround time and labor costs. The company is also first in the industry to offer 2D gel image analysis on a pay-per-sample basis, utilizing a web based, credit card payment system, together with a new and extremely user-friendly image and data management software. Ludesi's service and technology produces the highest quality results for increasing the number of true positives and reducing the number of false positives in 2D gel image analysis. Further information can be found at

Ludesi is a Registered Trademark of Ludesi AB. All other trade names and trade marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Sofia Ljunggren
    Ludesi AB
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