PEAKS 6 Released: Complete Software for Proteomics

Waterloo, ON – Bioinformatics Solutions Inc, makers of PEAKS software for mass spectrometry, has released the much anticipated “PEAKS 6”, a complete software for proteomics.

Due to unexpected PTMs, mutations, contaminants, and novel peptides, nearly every proteomics mass spectrometry experiment produces a large amount of high-quality spectra not matched by any database peptides. To meet this challenge, PEAKS 6 employs a complete analysis by integrating four complementary algorithms for de novo sequencing, database search, PTMs, and mutations, respectively. All identified peptides are aligned in an interactive protein coverage view that highlights the PTMs and mutations on each amino acid.

Integrating these algorithms maximizes the search accuracy & sensitivity. Along with the newly supported multiple enzyme project, users can now routinely achieve full sequence coverage of the studied proteins. PEAKS 6 displayed its outstanding performance for identification of both unmodified and modified peptides in the 2012 ABRF/iPRG study.

Starting from the raw mass spectrometry data to the final result validation, visualization, and reporting, PEAKS 6 is easy to use. The default analysis workflow and built-in result validation allows even beginner users to easily analyze the data and produce high-quality results.

To learn more about the new features in PEAKS 6, see what’s new. To get started using PEAKS 6, download the software and register for a free trial today!