Geospiza Inc. is bundling a new 64-bit PowerPC version of its sequencing data and workflow management software with an Apple Computer Inc. Power Mac G5 workstation.
The hardware/software combination, called the Finch Sequencing Center for the Power Mac G5, is designed for use by research groups that want to automate and speed up their DNA sequencing efforts. The Sequencing Center software is a Web-based system that helps organize labwork and manage sequencing processing requests. It includes workflow management and scheduling features. The software is optimized to run on a G5 with dual 1.8GHz processors.
The Sequencing Center can be used with optional Geospiza life science applications, including the Finch BLAST Search Manager and the Finch Assembly Manager. Pricing for Sequencing Center software alone starts at US$9,995.