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3 Problems with using BLAST for sequence alignments

Posted by GenomeQuest on Mar 3, 2015 10:15:00 AM

BLAST is the most popular sequence comparison algorithm, but it was not built with intellectual property sequence search in mind. Here we discuss three problems with using BLAST alone for such sequence alignments.

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Topics: GenePAST, BLAST, Sequence Search

Chinese GMO Approvals Make for IP Opportunities

Posted by GenomeQuest on Feb 16, 2015 9:01:19 AM

China's recent approval of imports of certain genetically modified corn and soybean represents the beginning of a hopeful trend to gain access to their enormous market. According the the U.S. Commerce Department, the Chinese market for U.S. soybeans was $14 billion in 2013, and corn was a significant $3.5 billion.

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Topics: GQ-Pat Platinum, China, Sequence Search

3 Reasons why you should search Brazilian IP

Posted by Julien Doudement on Feb 4, 2015 3:36:00 PM

 

Brazil has a rapidly growing economy and is highly invested in Biotechnology and the Life Sciences.

Understanding the Intellectual Property landscape of Brazil is key for a global life science company's success.

Our whitepaper talks more about biotech patents and an gives an example of how to blast search them. 

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Topics: Agribusiness, Patent landscape, GQ-Pat Platinum

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3 Problems with using BLAST for sequence alignments

BLAST is the most popular sequence comparison algorithm, but it was not built with intellectual property sequence search in mind. Here we discuss three problems with using BLAST alone for such...Read more

Chinese GMO Approvals Make for IP Opportunities

China's recent approval of imports of certain genetically modified corn and soybean represents the beginning of a hopeful trend to gain access to their enormous market. According the the U.S....Read more

3 Reasons why you should search Brazilian IP

  Brazil has a rapidly growing economy and is highly invested in Biotechnology and the Life Sciences. Understanding the Intellectual Property landscape of Brazil is key for a global life...Read more