SOURCE: Ludesi

March 17, 2008 11:27 ET

Ludesi Presents Latest 2D Gel Image Analysis Technology and Research Results for 2D Gel Data Quality at US HUPO 2008

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - US HUPO 2008 -- Ludesi, Inc., provider of the industry-leading Image Analysis Service for 2-dimensional electrophoresis gels, will be demonstrating its latest REDFIN Image and Data Management software at the 4th Annual HUPO Conference 2008 being held this March 16 - 19, 2008, in Bethesda, Maryland. The company will also present results from the world's largest study ever conducted on the topic of 2D gel data quality. This study has defined the concept of "Combined Correctness," now rapidly gaining acceptance in the proteomics community as the suggested standard metric for 2D gel data quality. Ludesi is located in Booth #24.

Ludesi has pioneered the field of 2D gel image analysis through its introduction of a specialized Image Analysis Center that utilizes proprietary Ludesi software technology in combination with well-defined quality metrics to process the 2D gel images. The 2D gel images are uploaded to the Image Analysis Center through another Ludesi innovation, the REDFIN software, a groundbreaking software application freely downloadable from the company's website that allows unparalleled speed and ease-of-use for browsing and working with the 2D gel images and results.

"Conventional 2D gel software struggles with the contradiction between ease-of-use and accuracy that exist in 2D gel image analysis. As a result, they achieve neither," commented Ludesi's CEO Ola Forsstrom-Olsson. "Through Ludesi REDFIN software, in combination with the Ludesi Image Analysis Center, we have successfully managed to solve this contradiction and can provide a truly superior offering in terms of quality, speed, ease-of-use and cost-efficiency."

Combined Correctness - Metrics for 2D Gel Data Quality

The Combined Correctness benchmark metric for 2D gel data quality is based on results from the world's largest study ever on the topic of 2D gel data quality, conducted by Ludesi in collaboration with customers from around the world. The study results indicate that a measurement based on the evaluation of the correctness of spot detection and spot matching ("Combined Correctness") provides a good indication of the correctness and completeness of the results from 2D gel image analysis. The benchmark and study results can be viewed at: http://www.ludesi.com/references.

About Ludesi REDFIN Software

Ludesi's service enables research institutions and biopharmaceutical companies to order reliable 2D gel image analysis on a per-sample basis over the internet. Its 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: www.ludesi.com/download.

About Ludesi AB

Ludesi is a global provider of bioinformatics solutions to the life science industry. The company is serving some of the most prestigious research facilities in the world with image analysis of 2D electrophoresis gels on a per-sample basis. Ludesi's analysis is performed at the Ludesi Analysis Center with proprietary software technology and strict quality control to ensure accurate and reliable results. Further information can be found at www.ludesi.com.

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

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