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Crux contains software for tandem mass spectrometry analysis, with a focus on peptide identification. Development of Crux was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Crux was developed by researchers in the laboratory of Dr. William S. Noble, and incorporates methods developed at the University of Washington originally by Dr. John Yates and Dr. Jimmy Eng.

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Licensing Information

Crux is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.

Academic License

An academic license is available to users at academic and nonprofit research institutions at no charge. Please click on the "License" button to access the academic license.


Commercial License

For commercial license to Crux, please contact the Express Licensing Program.

The conditions and financial terms of this license apply only to those who download the license, sign it and return it "as is" to UW CoMotion. Some Express Licenses may be modified for an additional cost. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

For Descriptive and Technical Information

William Noble
Department of Genome Sciences
University of WashingtonFoege Building S-250, Box 3550651705 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-5065


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Phone: (206) 543-3970
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