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Table 3 Comparison of microarray LIMS with regard to licencing, specific technology support, regulatory compliance, MIAME compliance and Mage-ML export.

From: MicroArray Facility: a laboratory information management system with extended support for Nylon based technologies

Name Supplier Specific Support for License Type Regulatory Compliance MIAME Mage-ML export
   Nylon filters 2-color slides Oligo chips   21 CFR part 11   
ArrayDB 2.1 National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) * * OS * * *
BASE 1.2 Lund University ± OS *
GeneX Va/GEOSS 2.5.2 University of Virginia * ± OS * *
LIMaS 2 Medical Research Council (MRC) Harwell * RF *
MADAM The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) ± OS *
MADGE University of Florida * * RF * * *
MARS 1.1.1 Graz University of Technology * * RF *
maxdLoad2 University of Manchester * OS *
MicroArray Facility Ipsogen/Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) ± RF
MicroGen Politecnico di Milano * * OS * *
MiMiR Imperial College London * * RF *
QuickLIMS German Cancer Research Institute * * RF * * *
SMD/Longhorn Array Database 1.5 Stanford University * * OS *
Acuity 4.0 Molecular Devices * Com *
Expressionist GeneData * Com
GeneDirector 3 BioDiscovery * Com * *
GeneSpring GX Workgroup Agilent technologies Com
GeneTraffic(Multi) Stratagene Com *
PARTISAN arrayLIMS Clondiag Com *
Resolver 6.0 Rosetta Biosoftware Com
  1. OS: Open Source, RF: Royalty Free licence for academics, Com: Commercial Licence, 21 CFR part 11: aimed to comply with U. S. Food and Drug Administration Guidance for Industry [54], ± : partially supported feature, *: unsupported feature or feature not described in software associated documentation, website or publications.