updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2003
The original owners of Textco announced today that they have recently acquired the Textco business back from SciQuest, Inc and that the new company, headed by the original founders and key personnel from the original development and sales & support teams, will continue to develop and sell Gene Construction Kit and Gene Inspector.
(GCK), with its intuitive graphical interface, is a DNA manipulation, cloning design, and illustration tool. GCK provides molecular biologists with an intuitive way to design and track the complex process of gene cloning projects. GCK, through its powerful, built-in GenBank searching capabilities and its sophisticated importing routines, enables molecular biologists to work with the latest DNA sequence information only available via the internet.
Gene Inspector (GI) combines a powerful sequence analysis package with a versatile electronic research notebook for molecular biologists. The notebook design, featuring a comprehensive word processor with bookmarks and appendices, allows the import of images from other programs and provides its own drawing and table tools making it the ideal place to record daily laboratory notes and procedures. GI offers more than 60 built-in nucleic acid and protein analyses, a sophisticated multiple sequence editor, and an analysis panel interface that "takes the guesswork out of defining analysis parameters." Researchers can define and save suites of analyses with standardized sets of parameters. It is now available for Macintosh, and will be available for Windows later this year.