Belgian researchers access CLC bio's sequence analysis software

VIB, a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium, has licensed CLC bio's sequence analysis software CLC DNA Workbench for use across academic institutions in the Flanders region, including Universiteit Gent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

DNA sequence data is copious and the volumes of data can be unwieldy, especially for academic institutions. CLC bio's DNA Workbench bioinformatics software can capture data from automated sequencing machines and is designed to help bench researchers with DNA data analysis, management and reporting.

VIB is home to about 1,200 scientists from more than 60 countries, and carries out research in bioinformatics. It also provides training in bioinformatics tools and databases, as well as bioinformatics services to wet-lab and bioinformatics researchers.

Herwig Van Marck, manager of BITS, the facility that manages a portfolio of up-to-date bioinformatics software for scientists at VIB, states, "Bioinformatics is central to almost all areas of life sciences research today, so our researchers need access to the best and most innovative tools. When CLC bio added multisite gateway cloning to their suite, it was a straightforward decision to select this package for sequence data analysis."

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