Product News: BMG LABTECH releases the new evaluation software, MARS

14 Feb 2008

BMG LABTECH GmbH, the worldwide leader in innovative microplate reading technology announces the release of the new Microplate Reader Analysis and Data Reduction Software, MARS.

BMG LABTECH´s microplate readers are used in pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic labs. They have been recognized in premier peer-reviewed publications to provide high quality data in the life sciences. Based on a friendly graphical user interface, the MARS software now allows analysis and display of multiple measurement methods and has no limitation regarding the number of data points.

The most common detection modes include absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence polarization, time-resolved fluorescence, and time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET), to study compound solubility, antioxidant capacity, protein-protein binding, nucleic acid concentration, and second messengers such as ATP and cAMP.

MARS works on the NEPHELOstar, the OPTIMA- and OMEGA- series of microplate readers as well as the high-end PHERAstar multidetection microplate reader. Compatibility for the NOVOstar will be available in April, 2008.

The MARS wizard creates an easy step-by-step calculation of a standard curve and the Template Manager is an excellent tool for building complex data processing protocols. New features include powerful sort and order functionality, averaging of raw and blank corrected data, lock on data trace, automated or user-defined range adjustment, zoom functions, and a curve fitting library to allow fast calculation of EC50, IC50, r2, and CV values. MARS provides results quick and easy and user-defined data processing is done simply by one click of the mouse.

Digital Signature and the 21 CFR part 11 compliance of MARS complete this new software package. For more information please contact your local BMG LABTECH representative or visit the article webpage.