News & Notes

8/21/01 CellNet is now available for both Macintosh and Windows. Regardless of your choice of computer, CellNet functions exactly the same. All the files and setup instructions you need to set up CellNet in your own lab are now available on our Downloads page. (Requires FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later, a connection to PennNet, and a Penn-supported Macintosh or Windows PC.)

8/17/01 By special arrangement with FileMaker Inc. and the state agency IU-13, Penn researchers can now license FileMaker Pro for $68.50 per computer, more than a 70 percent discount off the retail price, even if you only need a single copy. This pricing is normally reserved for academic institutions buying 100 or more copies at a time. FinMIS purchase orders can be submitted to "Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13". More information is available here. (The Stockroom does not sell or support FileMaker Pro, but customers use it to access our CellNet service.)

7/11/01 CellNet for Macintosh is now available for download! All the files and setup instructions you need to set up CellNet in your own lab are now available on our Downloads page. (Requires FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later.)

6/18/01 CellNet is here! Now that testing is complete, CellNet is available by special request to any Stockroom customer. Similar to our on-site ordering software, CellNet includes both stocked items and special orders -- over 100,000 searchable items in all. CellNet runs on any Macintosh or Windows PC running FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later.

5/31/01 The 2001 Genetics Core Facilities Catalog is out! The new catalog, detailing new products, pricing and general information about the Cell Center, is available for pickup in the Stockroom.

5/25/01 The Stockroom is always looking for ways of serving you better. Please help us do this by taking a moment to participate in our On-line Survey.

5/25/01 The new Cell Center Stockroom web site goes on-line.

5/20/01 CellNet goes beta. The Stockroom's new remote ordering system is now being tested in selected labs and will soon be available to all laboratories with FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later.

5/15/01 The 2001 Genetics Core Facilities Catalog goes to press. It will be distributed later this month.

3/12/01 Ordering non-stocked products from your favorite supplier is available using the ordering system in the Stockroom. Select 'Special' after logging in, search through thousands of products from 18 vendors using catalog numbers or descriptions. There is NEVER a shipping or handling charge and in most cases, there is a discount as well.

1/2/01 New account management and ordering system begins operation.