Frequently Asked Questions
There is really no comparison to free tools like NCBI’s BLAST or PatentLens. First, the number of patents and sequences you gain access to in GenomeQuest is anywhere from 5 to 10 times greater than such systems. Second, GenomeQuest’s algorithms are more varied and superior. Third, do you really want to submit your proprietary sequences over the open Internet for competitors to monitor? If you truly care about protecting your products and monitoring your competitors, you need a comprehensive database built on top of a complete and secure software solution.
Because you don’t want to miss key results! It comes down to coverage and algorithms. GenomeQuest provides superior coverage because its database contains twice as many sequences found in patents than does REGISTRY and DGENE combined. As for algorithms, limiting yourself to BLAST is a huge problem, particularly with short sequences. Algorithms like our GenePAST algorithm, used by major patent offices worldwide, give a far more accurate answer in this and many other cases.
GenomeQuest and LifeQuest subscriptions are separate, however if you have both you gain access to their tight integration.
GenomeQuest is used by all top twenty pharma, top five agrochem, dozens of biotech, diagnostic, and food companies, major patent offices, and many of the largest search firms and law firms worldwide.