FormatPrep is a simple-to-use program for converting data files output from the PerkinElmer Wallac Victor2 plate-reader into files compatible with Molecular Devices's SoftMAX Pro software. These files can be read directly with SoftMAX Pro without further alteration.

FormatPrep uses a simple drag-and-drop interface: drag one or more data files (which are in Microsoft Excel format) onto the FormatPrep window and a new file will be written for each one, in SoftMAX Pro format, in the same location as the original files, leaving the originals unchanged. This program is available now for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

FormatPrep is written in C and Java. It ships with a complete Java Runtime Environment (JRE) so no extra files or software are necessary.

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