Biocompare's Gene Specific Product Directory
Biocompare Launches the Gene Specific Product Directory -- Integrating Gene Specific Product Listings With Protein Information in an Intuitive Browse Format
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 5, 2006 -- Biocompare, Inc., an online buyer's guide for life scientists, today announced the addition of the Gene Specific Product Directory (GSPD) as a part of its continually growing arsenal of resources created for the life science community. This new section, which can be found at http://biocompare.com/gene, offers the researcher an unprecedented opportunity to view gene and protein information alongside comprehensive product listings.
Alia L. Merla, PhD, Product Development Manager, Biocompare, Inc., said: "Previously, products specific for a certain gene or protein were organized by product type. For example, all antibodies were grouped together and the user would do a search to find their antigen of interest. When looking for a cDNA clone, the researcher would go to a cDNA collection page and do another search to find their gene of interest. With the GSPD, users can perform a single search and find multiple products for their gene/protein of interest, from multiple vendors, all on the same page."
In addition to product listings, the GSPD pages list important biological information about each protein. These include nucleotide and protein sequences, alternative names, any disease associations, and GO ontology information about subcellular localization, molecular function, and biological process. Users can also browse the comprehensive gene list, or sort the list by any of the above parameters to find new genes/proteins that share common traits with their original gene of interest.
Paul Gatti, CEO and President, Biocompare, Inc., commented: "This is the first of several stages we have planned for the GSPD. Going forward we plan to continue adding new products and product types, as well as new contexts to browse for genes and products, such as signaling pathways and protein-protein interactions. Our goal is to continue to enhance the user experience on Biocompare and ensure that researchers can easily find the most up-to-date product information available. We're very excited about the GSPD and believe that it's a truly unique and useful tool for life science researchers."
Biocompare, Inc. (http://www.biocompare.com), headquartered in South San Francisco, California, is a global media company informing and connecting the buyers, users, and sellers of life science products. By combining an in-depth knowledge of life science products and new technologies with the power of the internet, Biocompare offers a dynamic, relevant, and innovative media-based marketplace for life science information.