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U of Texas to Use DNAStar's Software for Clinical Research Applications

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DNAStar said this week that the University of Texas Medical Branch, the healthcare arm of the University of Texas System, has purchased licenses for its Lasergene and ArrayStar software packages and plans to use the tools in clinical research applications.

DNAStar said that researchers in UTMB's pathology research laboratories will use its software to analyze genomic sequence data.

DNAStar's Lasergene suite is comprised of eight applications for analyzing DNA and protein sequences. It includes tools for sequence assembly, single nucleotide polymorphism detection, virtual cloning, and primer design, among others. ArrayStar provides algorithms for analyzing gene expression data and identifying sequence variation.

The financial terms of the licensing arrangement were not disclosed.

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