Eppley Institute Adopts DNASTAR Software

MADISON, Wisconsin – March 13, 2013 – DNASTAR today announced that the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has chosen DNASTAR Lasergene software as its sequence assembly and analysis software platform for its faculty, staff and students.


Dr. Adam Karpf, Associate Professor at the Institute, said, “Many of our researchers have used Lasergene for years and been extremely satisfied with it.  DNASTAR made us an attractive offer to provide access to their software to all of our scientists, staff and students.  We took advantage of the opportunity to allow our team to have access to strong molecular biology software on an unlimited basis.  This arrangement will help support our success and growth for years to come.”


Tom Schwei, Vice President and General Manager of DNASTAR, stated, “This site license provides a uniform structure that will support the Institute in all of its endeavors.  As we continue to develop our software to meet emerging cancer research needs, all faculty, staff and students at the Institute will benefit by having access to the most recent developments in our products.  We appreciate the trust placed in our tools and company by the staff of the Institute and we look forward to continuing to meet their sequence assembly and analysis software needs in the future.”


Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.


DNASTAR, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA is a pioneer in the development and sale of software used to increase life scientists’ productivity. DNASTAR’s comprehensive software suite, Lasergene, supports molecular biologists and geneticists in meeting virtually all of their DNA, RNA and protein sequence needs, including Sanger and next-generation sequence assembly and analysis, with easy to use, affordable computer software.  DNASTAR Lasergene software supports scientists’ ability to assemble a whole human genome on a desktop computer in less than a day and includes Protean 3D, an integrated protein sequence, structure and bioinformatics method application that is the foundation of DNASTAR’s growing protein software platform.  Fully functional free trials are readily available from DNASTAR’s website.


About the UNMC Eppley Institute for Research and Allied Diseases
The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases is a multidisciplinary cancer research institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (www.unmc.edu) in Omaha, Neb. The institute performs fundamental studies that lead to better understandings of the causes of cancer and improved methods for diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer.


Tom Schwei
VP & General Manager
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