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MiraiBio, Inc. (Formerly Hitachi Genetic Systems) Launches MasterPlex(TM) CT Software For The Luminex(R)100 Platform

10/19/2005 5:12:22 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- At the American Society of Cell Biology Conference, MiraiBio, Inc. today previewed MasterPlex(TM) CT control and data collection software for the Luminex(R)100 multiplex assay detection system. MiraiBio is an authorized software partner of Luminex Corporation. MasterPlex CT software will be commercially available on Dec 29th of this year.

MasterPlex CT provides researchers with integrated control of the Luminex(R)100 platform. Using predefined Kit Manager and Kit Preference Files, key features of the MasterPlex CT software, assay preparation is significantly reduced, results immediately analyzed, and data seamlessly exported to MiraiBio MasterPlex QT and MasterPlex GT software packages. MasterPlex QT and MasterPlex GT software provides statistical and genotype analyses for data generated on the Luminex system.

Additional MasterPlex CT functionality includes Network Monitor and Action List automation with newly designed dedicated MTP (MasterPlex) Plate. MasterPlex CT's Network Monitor feature tracks the data acquisition status of multiple Luminex100 systems, including current well reading and error status, with graphical presentations. Action List allows customized design of start up and shut down procedures and automated batch process using dedicated MTP plate. All results can be monitored remotely with Network Monitor client software.

"As an authorized software partner of Luminex Corporation, MiraiBio has developed robust, flexible and intuitive software for the Luminex(R)100 system. By working closely with multiple assay kit manufactures, including LINCO Research and BioSource International Inc. , we have been able to reduce assay preparation time and speed data analysis," commented Masakazu Kuji, Chief Executive Officer at MiraiBio. "The Kit Preference Files for LINCO and BioSource assay kits are available now and we expect our MasterPlex CT software to support additional commercial assay kits, including those manufactured by Marligen Bioscience and GenoSpectra, in the near future."

Preference Files for MasterPlex CT can be downloaded from MiraiBio's website at

About MiraiBio

MiraiBio, a Hitachi Software Engineering company, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to scientific research and the application of instrumentation and software technology to discovery. Providing innovatively integrated system solutions, MiraiBio enables Genomic and Proteomic research in drug discovery, basic research, and forensics. Closely working with life science researchers and technicians, the company's core mission is to deliver solutions that do far more than follow technology trends; that put tomorrow's research tools into the laboratory today. More information about MiraiBio and their products can be found at the company's web site at:

For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact: Tateo Nagai Director of Bioinformatics MiraiBio Inc. Phone: 510-337-2000 Email:

MiraiBio, Inc.

CONTACT: Tateo Nagai, Director of Bioinformatics of MiraiBio Inc.,+1-510-337-2000, or

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