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Sage-N Research, Inc.. (4/26/11). "Press Release: Sage-N Research Releases New Developer Toolkit that Facilitates Integration of Sorcerer Platform with Independent Software Suites". Milpitas, CA.

Organisations Organisation Sage-N Research Inc.
  Organisation 2 Scripps Research Institute, The (TSRI)
Products Product Sorcerer™ proteomic data appliance
  Product 2 SEQUEST 3G search engine
Persons Person Yates, John R, III (Scripps Research)
  Person 2 Candlin, James (Sage-N Research 201104 VP Proteomics Solutions)

Sage-N Research, Inc., the world leader in computational proteomics announced today a new API toolkit for developers of proteomics data analysis software. The toolkit will enable software developers to add the power and sensitivity of SORCERER analyses to their existing software packages, expanding the utility of the SORCERER platform for high-throughput proteomics laboratories.

The SORCERER is a customized platform that can be used by researchers studying , diseases like cancer and stem cell research. It combines SORCERER Enterprise 4.0 software with a range of additional post-processing tools such as ETD analysis, ASCORE, MUSE and CENSUS. A key feature of the SORCERER platform is SEQUEST 3G that was developed in partnership with Professor John R. Yates III of the Scripps Research. The API toolkit allows other applications, either running on the SORCERER platform or accessing it across the network from another computer, to specify and submit SEQUEST 3G searches, to track and control submitted searches and to retrieve hits and scores. SEQUEST 3G is Sage-N Research's next-generation evolution of the original SEQUEST algorithm for MS-MS protein identification, with enhanced sensitivity for PTM analysis.

The new toolkit comprises:

* a web service API ("Application Programming Interface") based on XML data formats and accessible across a network

* a cross-platform Client Library to access the API on Windows®, Linux® and other operating systems

* a Developer's Toolkit including test beds, documentation and other resources

"Productivity in today's proteomic labs demands a set of tools which can be integrated together, which can understand each other's data formats and which can deal efficiently and automatically with ever-increasing volumes of data," says James Candlin, V.P. of Proteomics Solutions at Sage-N Research. "With SORCERER's modular architecture and with standards-based, OS-neutral interfaces as embodied in our new API, we are developing SORCERER into a versatile, powerful platform to meet that productivity need."

The toolkit has been designed and built in collaboration with Sage-N Research's partners and is available immediately for application integration. Following the initial roll-out to partners, it will be made available to other third party application developers by arrangement, and it will also be included in the SORCERER platform itself for customers to use in their own workflows.

For more information about Sage-N Research, Inc. and its easy-to-use proteomic data analysis solutions including its SEQUEST 3G and SORCERER platform, please visit or e-mail

SORCERER is a trademark of Sage-N Research, Inc. SEQUEST is a registered trademark of the University of Washington. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

About Sage-N Research, Inc.

Sage-N Research, Inc. is the world leader in supplying Integrated Data Appliances (IDAs) for proteomics research. The industry-leading SORCERER IDAs are plug-and-play productivity systems used by leading life science researchers worldwide to rapidly and accurately identify proteins and protein modifications in biological samples using mass spectrometry data. Founded in 2002, the company is a privately held corporation headquartered in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. Through strategic collaborations with leading scientists and companies, Sage-N Research advances the state of the art in ease-of-use, applications, and technology to enable world-changing discoveries in biology and medicine. For more information, please visit

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