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EMBL Licenses DNAStar Software

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Molecular Biology Laboratory will use DNAStar's next-generation sequencing assembly platform at its Heidelberg, Germany, facility through the expansion of an earlier agreement, the company said today.

Under the site license agreement, the lab will use the SeqMan NGen tool with the company’s LaserGene software, covered under a multi-network agreement, for "a range of projects using multiple sequencing platforms," said Madison, Wis.-based DNAStar.

EMBL is a research effort that includes 20 nations in Europe and associate member-state Australia, and includes 80 independent groups spread throughout five research centers. The member states provide funding for EMBL.

SeqMan NGen can be used for both conventional and second-generation sequencing projects, and will enable researchers to "move up to sequence assembly and analysis of high throughput sequencing platform data while continuing to use familiar software," DNAStar said.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.