Qlucore, a developer of bioinformatics software, has announced a licence contract with Cambridge Protein Arrays.
Cambridge Protein Arrays is a biotech SME founded in 2010 by Dr Michael Taussig, located in Cambridge, UK. Its academic roots are in the areas of protein arraying and specific protein binding antibody reagents. In 2013, it became the European distributor and service provider for HuProt arrays, the largest human protein arrays available, with more than 20,000 human proteins immobilised on a single slide.
With 75 per cent of the human proteome represented, HuProt arrays allow the parallel screening of samples of interest for protein interactions. Applications of HuProt arrays include screening of antibody specificity, protein-ligand interactions and autoimmune profiling.
Autoimmune screening projects in particular involve a substantial number of patients and control subjects. For example, screening the serum of each individual in a study on a HuProt array yields a set of more than 20,000 datapoints. In studies encompassing dozens or more subjects, data analysis becomes a major bottleneck. By using Qlucore Omics Explorer this task is now made considerably easier. Qlucore Omics Explorer allows data exploration and statistical analysis supported by instant visualisation, making it possible to explore and analyse multivariate data sets interactively.
Qlucore Omics Explorer features the latest data visualisation techniques and presentation technologies making it much easier for researchers to examine enormous quantities of data, to test different hypothesis more quickly, and to explore alternative scenarios within seconds, all without having to rely exclusively on the help of specialist bioinformaticians and biostatisticians.