Proteomics, the study of the expressed protein complement of a genome, centres on the identification and characterization of protein mixtures isolated from biological systems. Mass spectrometry (MS), in combination with one or more pre-separation steps, is currently the preferred method for analysing protein samples. Recent developments in these disciplines, particularly the emergence of high-throughput, automated techniques, have led to an exponential increase in data quantity -- gigabytes of data can be produced daily. A major challenge lies in processing these data to extract the maximum amount of information in a time- and labour-efficient manner. To meet this challenge, Micromass UK Ltd has developed a comprehensive proteomics software suite, ProteinLynxTM GlobalSERVER 2.0, which enables the automated processing, analysis, storage and reporting of proteomics data.

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