DNASTAR Lasergene 12.1 Software Integrates Cloud Capability with Ground Computers

MADISON, Wisconsin – October 10, 2014 – DNASTAR® announced the release of Lasergene 12.1 today, representing a major advancement in integrating traditional Lasergene desktop computer software with advanced capabilities on the cloud. Genomic scientists can now run multiple sequence assemblies on the cloud simultaneously without the need to invest in a large compute cluster. Lasergene 12.1 also introduces the DNASTAR Data Drive for fast, secure transfer of data between desktop computers and the cloud and for management of encrypted data on the DNASTAR Cloud.


In addition, Lasergene 12.1 includes enhanced capability in NovaFold, DNASTAR’s protein structure prediction program, integrating protein function and binding site prediction as well as new reporting to assist scientists in evaluating the quality of structure predictions.


Tom Schwei, Vice President and General Manager of DNASTAR, said, “In the past 18 months, DNASTAR has transformed itself from a company that offered only desktop computer software solutions to one that now fully integrates cloud capability with ground or cloud computers. Lasergene 12.1 represents another major step towards that seamless integration. The DNASTAR Data Drive transfers data in a fraction of the time required by ftp sites or other data transfer tools. In addition, with the push of a button in Lasergene 12.1, a series of powerful cloud computers can be launched concurrently to complete virtually any number of sequence assembly projects in parallel. This new DNASTAR Cloud Assemblies application uses the capabilities of the cloud in the best possible way – by off-loading computationally intensive jobs to computers best suited for that work, eliminating the need for scientists to be hamstrung by computer hardware limitations. We are delighted to make this offering available to our customers and we look forward to continuing to break new ground in cloud/ground integration for molecular biology software applications.”



DNASTAR, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, (www.DNASTAR.com) is a pioneer in the development and sale of software used to increase life scientists’ productivity using their desktop computer or on the Amazon Cloud. DNASTAR’s comprehensive software suite, Lasergene, supports molecular biologists, geneticists, and structural biologists in meeting virtually all of their DNA, RNA, and protein sequence needs, including Sanger and next-generation sequence assembly and analysis, protein sequence and structure analysis, and protein structure prediction with easy to use, affordable, flexible computer software.



Tom Schwei
VP & General Manager
Telephone: 608-237-3082
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