DNASTAR Software Rated #1 for Assembling Illumina and 454 Data

In two peer reviewed articles published by BMC Genomics, DNASTAR’s SeqMan NGen software was independently evaluated against other top products, including commercial software, open source software, and software provided by next-gen sequencing platform companies.  Both studies compared SeqMan NGen with other products in performing a de novo transcriptome assembly – one study used 454 data; the other study used Illumina data.  Both studies came to the same conclusion – DNASTAR SeqMan NGen is the best software for performing de novo transcriptome assemblies.

PDF icon Kumar and Blaxter: Comparing de novo assemblers for 454 transcriptome data. BMC Genomics 2010 11:571.

PDF icon Feldmeyer et al.: Short read Illumina data for the de novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performance. BMC Genomics 2011 12:317.


We are pleased to see these results, validating DNASTAR software as the leading software for use in a wide variety of next-gen sequencing workflows. We look forward to helping you achieve your research objectives by continuing to deliver outstanding desktop software.