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CLC bio and Korilog Release KLAST Software Plug-in for Fast, Accurate Sequence Similarity Search in Next-Generation Sequencing
|By Business Wire
|January 10, 2014 05:30 AM EST
CLC bio, a QIAGEN company (NASDAQ:QGEN)(FWB:QIA), today announced in
collaboration with Korilog the release of the KLAST plug-in for CLC
Genomics Workbench and CLC Main Workbench to accelerate the analysis of
data from next-generation sequencing (NGS). KLAST is a new sequence
similarity search tool which builds on a highly optimized implementation
of the PLAST algorithm published in BMC Bioinformatics. KLAST is
comparable to the current standard BLAST providing a similar accuracy,
but can perform up to 25 times faster (with comparable search parameters
and multicore threaded configuration). Another important KLAST benefit
is that its algorithm is designed to compare two large sets of sequence
databanks in a single run.
“The integration of the KLAST plug-in into CLC Genomics Workbench makes
it possible to perform sequence similarity queries on very large data
sizes, which adds significant utility to the very critical challenge in
analyzing next-generation sequencing data,” said Mikael Flensborg,
Director of Global Partner Relations for CLC bio. “This solution will
allow users to significantly accelerate their research by providing them
with this fast, accurate, and NGS-scalable sequence similarity search
software that integrates with our CLC Genomics Workbench, and offers a
very user-friendly graphical interface.”
“We are very enthusiastic to join forces with CLC bio’s market-leading
bioinformatics platform,” said Patrick Durand, Founder and CEO of
Korilog. “KLAST has been available for only a few months, and we have
many researchers switching to use this new tool for their NGS
applications. We’re looking forward to offering more options for all of
our users, as well as the users of both CLC Genomics Workbench and CLC
The logic of KLAST is different from BLAST, and can provide significant
accelerations of seed-based heuristic comparison methods using
multi-threading and SSE instructions that make the tool high-performing
and more scalable than BLAST on multiple cores.
January Bundle Campaign
Throughout January 2014, users purchasing a CLC Genomics Workbench
license will receive the KLAST plug-in on four computer cores at no
extra cost. For more information please visit: http://www.clcbio.com/link.php?id=631.
Korilog, a privately held company based in Questembert, France, is a
bioinformatics company providing the next generation of graphical
software to integrate and explore data on pathways, genomes and
proteomes. The company provides academic and industry research labs with
desktop and web-based software programs (ngKLAST) as well as expert
software development services to support researchers in their R&D
activities. For further information, please visit http://www.korilog.com.
About CLC bio
CLC bio, a QIAGEN company based in Aarhus, Denmark, was founded in 2005
and has created the leading commercial data analysis solutions and
workbenches for next-generation sequencing (NGS). It serves leading
research institutions and top pharmaceutical companies worldwide. CLC
bio’s products are used as an integrating workbench to handle biological
data generated by a sequencer through a series of analysis stages. CLC
bio’s leading products are CLC Genomics Workbench, a comprehensive and
user-friendly analysis package for analyzing, comparing and visualizing
NGS data; and CLC Genomics Server, a flexible enterprise-level
infrastructure and analysis backbone for NGS data analysis. For more
information, please visit http://www.clcbio.com.
QIAGEN N.V. is a Netherlands holding company publicly traded on NASDAQ
and Frankfurt Prime Standard. The Company is the leading global provider
of Sample & Assay Technologies that are used to transform biological
materials into valuable molecular insights. Sample technologies are used
to isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from biological samples
such as blood or tissue. Assay technologies are then used to make these
isolated biomolecules visible and ready for interpretation. QIAGEN
markets more than 500 products around the world, selling both consumable
kits and automation systems to customers through four customer classes:
Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics,
veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of
September 30, 2013, QIAGEN employed more than 4,100 people in over 35
locations worldwide. Further information can be found at http://www.qiagen.com
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