Product News: DNASTAR’s New Lasergene v8.0 Software Expands Conventional and Next Generation Sequence Analysis Functions

28 Jul 2008

As part of its 25th anniversary, DNASTAR, Inc. today released its latest version of Sequence Analysis software, Lasergene v8.0 which features expanded assembly and visualization capabilities for traditional and next-generation sequencing users. The desktop software provides a simplified and enhanced Primer Design for cloning purposes. New SNP discovery and reporting features allow users to easily analyze and manage SNPs obtained from Sanger, Roche 454 and Illumina platforms. New features also simplify secondary protein structural analysis, expand Primer Walking capabilities, simplify exporting to GenVision and increase the numbers of Features that can be handled.

Lasergene v8.0 is compatible with the company’s new Next Generation Sequence assembly tool, SeqMan NGen. Many of the new Features are designed to provide increased analysis flexibility to Next Generation sequence analysis projects.

Lasergene is a comprehensive, easy to use suite of tools for molecular biologists performing research on DNA and protein sequences. It has evolved into an assembly and analysis tool that can be used with a wide range of conventional and “Next Generation” molecular biology sequencing projects. The software has been sold in over 65 countries worldwide and is used in most major academic, government and commercial laboratories where DNA and protein sequence analysis is performed. Lasergene v8.0 is compatible with Windows XP® and Windows Vista™ systems and Mac® Os 10.4 and 10.5.

Currently, DNASTAR produces Lasergene, a sequence analysis software suite; GenVision, a data visualization software application; SeqMan NGen for next generation sequence assembly and ArrayStar, a microarray gene expression visualization tool.