We offer flexible product and licensing options in order to meet varying demands. Please take a look at the different possibilities and specify your selection when you request a quote. Not sure about the most appropriate and cost-effective choice for your projects? Contact us and we’ll get in touch to discuss your needs and propose an adapted solution.

Classic, DIGE or Coverage version

There are several versions of MelanieTM available for purchase:

  • Classic – This version offers all the functionality you need for differential expression analysis of conventional 2-DE gels.
  • DIGE – This version includes all the features of the Classic version, plus specific functionality for differential expression analysis of DIGE gels. This lets you fully exploit the advantages offered by multiplexing, in particular the high statistical confidence and reliability resulting from the use of an internal standard.
  • Coverage – This version offers all the features you need to analyze HCP antibody coverage experiments. Both conventional 2D PAGE/Western Blot experiments and 2D-DIGE or 2D-DIBE experiments can be analyzed.
  • Package – This option combines the DIGE and Coverage versions.

Need help to choose your version?

Licensing options

Classic, DIGE, Coverage and Package versions of Melanie can be purchased as a perpetual license, including two years of free technical support and upgrades, or leased for 3-month periods.

  Lease Perpetual license
  3-months Node-locked Floating
Appropriate for Users who require Melanie only for a given project and time period Non-networked system environments or users who require constant availability of Melanie Customers wanting to share any number of software licenses between multiple users who require Melanie infrequently or for short or irregular periods
Computer on which Melanie can be used fixed  fixed any computer in same network as license server
Number of concurrent users 1  1* any**
Use of all software functionality 3 months***  unlimited  unlimited
Free upgrades and support duration of lease  2 years  2 years
Available product versions Classic, DIGE, Coverage, Package  Classic, DIGE, Coverage, Package  Classic, DIGE, Coverage, Package

* Additional licenses are available at a discounted price.
** Limited to the purchased number of users.
*** After expiration of the lease, results are available in the Melanie demo mode.

Multi-user and additional licenses

We offer special discounts for multi-user and site licenses. Please note that these can constitute a mix of Classic, DIGE and Coverage licenses.

Customers with a current maintenance subscription qualify for a discounted price on additional licenses they would like to purchase.

Software upgrades and support

When purchasing a perpetual license, a two years maintenance subscription is included during which all technical support and software upgrades are free. Upon expiration of this period, you can renew your maintenance subscription for another two years. If your maintenance is still active, you can download the latest software version.

In case your maintenance subscription lapsed, you can purchase an upgrade to the latest version that will include a two years maintenance subscription. Discounts for such upgrades will depend on the date of your last purchase.

Educational licenses

Please contact us if you represent an institute or organization that would like to use Melanie purely for educational purposes. We will get back to you to discuss the possibilities.