GenomeQuest Announces GenomeQuest™ 4.0 Web Application for Sequence Search Analysts
Product News May 02, 2007
GenomeQuest, Inc. is reaching out to biotech researchers with GenomeQuest™ 4.0, a web-enabled platform for genetic sequence data search and analysis.
According to Company, this version fortifies the company's continuously expanding gene sequence information data set by enabling customers to add their in-house sequence data and annotations, creating a one-source solution for sequence search, content, and analysis.
Its features for biologists encourage homologous sequence exploration and disclose annotated biochemical and cell signaling information related to sequences of interest. With Web 2.0 architecture and an Application Programming Interface (API), GenomeQuest 4.0 supports sequence search application add-ons and web application features such as RSS feeds, tags, mashups, plug-ins, and widgets.
"The principal value of the GenomeQuest application will continue to be its large, high-quality collection of gene sequence information," said Ronald Ranauro, president and CEO of GenomeQuest, Inc.
"We have more annotations than RefSeq, more sequences than GenBank, continuously refreshed patent sequence data, and many additional sequence records from un-indexed sources that we've scanned in or entered and curated manually. Our new customers are always astounded when they find that they can do an extremely complete search without looking all over the internet for sequence data,” Mr. Ranauro continued
“The unified data component and search functionality of GenomeQuest 4.0 relieves pain and uncertainty that everyone can relate to, whether their primary interest is intellectual property portfolio management or basic research.”
To facilitate enterprise deployment and uptake outside the GenomeQuest application's traditional legal-department stronghold, GenomeQuest in version 4.0 has been re-made as a web application with a published API. Every sequence record, search query and result in GenomeQuest 4.0 is a web page with a persistent Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and can be viewed in an internet browser window.
GenomeQuest 4.0 will be available for on-site enterprise installations under a variety of licensing options based on anticipated use. For sequence search analysts working individually, GenomeQuestLive! is a full-featured, hosted alternative solution accessible over a secure internet connection. GenomeQuest 4.0 and GenomeQuestLive! will be released in the summer of 2007.