DNASTAR Introduces Sequence Assembly Software
Product News Feb 02, 2011
DNASTAR® has announced a breakthrough in sequence assembly software with SeqMan NGen® 3, now available. Using patent-pending internally invented algorithms, SeqMan NGen 3 represents the first software tool to assemble a human genome at a normal depth of coverage on a desktop computer in less than a day.
Tom Schwei, Vice President and General Manager of DNASTAR, stated, “We are very pleased to make this tool available to life scientists for assembling and analyzing data from any size genome on a desktop computer. This software release continues the long-term vision we’ve sustained over our more than 25-year history - providing easy to use sequence assembly and analysis software for all life scientists at an affordable cost on their desktop computer.”
SeqMan NGen assembles data from all next-generation sequencing technologies and it is well positioned to meet the needs of scientists who choose to use third-generation technologies as well. The product includes a very flexible Graphical User Interface that leads scientists through experimental set-up for a wide variety of sequence assembly and analysis workflows.
Schwei also commented, “The strength of SeqMan NGen 3 is its ability to assemble data quickly and accurately on a desktop computer. Bacterial genomes are routinely assembled in less than a minute, while reference-guided human genome data takes less than a day to assemble.”
SeqMan NGen 3 is being made available with its companion SeqMan Pro analysis software that supports Bayesian SNP identification and facile scanning of genomic data in BAM format on a desktop computer.