Progeniq today announced a Universal version of its third generation BioBoost bioinformatics data processing accelerator for Mac OS X 10.4. BioBoost can now harness the power of Intel-based Macs to make commonly used bioinformatics applications, such as Pairwise and Multiple Sequence Alignment, up to 10x-50x faster than a typical processor, notes the company. “Apple has a very strong presence across the life sciences field, and researchers globally are increasingly choosing the power, ease of use and stability of Mac OS X to drive their work,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re thrilled to see a Universal version of BioBoost that enhances the bioinformatics data processing capability of Intel-based Macs so users can run computationally intensive calculations significantly faster.”