GQ-Pat Crosses 300 Million Sequences Milestone

GenomeQuest‘s database GQ-Pat has crossed the 300 million sequences milestone, the company announced in a blog post, making it the largest private or public biological sequence database on Earth.

The database now houses 256 million nucleotide sequences and more than 45 million protein sequences. The sequences are not simply automated translations of nucleotides like TrEMBL but are garnered from patents and patent applications published by patent authorities across the globe.

As of 2015, the number of nucleotide sequences in GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ consortium is 185 million, GenomeQuest pointed out.

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Important Changes to Patent Sequence Search Tools

Major updates have been added on two of the largest search platforms for locating peptide and nucleic acid sequences within patent records, and Intellogist is here to bring you all the details on these recent changes to to the coverage, search, and display features on GenomeQuest and the USGENE BLAST Search Portal. GenomeQuest is a biological sequence data management platform created by GenomeQuest, Inc., and GenomeQuest maintains its own patent sequence database, GQ-PAT. Many other non-patent data files are also simultaneously searchable on the platform, such as GenBank, RefSeq, Swiss-Prot, and other NCBI and EBI files.  We last highlighted the Chinese patent office sequence data added to GenomeQuest in 2010, and today we’ll look at additional India, Brazil, and Chinese patent sequence data now available in an Emerging Countries Domestic Patents Archive.  Additional GenomeQuest updates include normalized patent assignee names and subject database filtering.

The USGENE® BLAST® Search Portal is a subscription-based online search platform created by the SequenceBase Corporation that allows users to search USGENE®, a database that lists peptide and nucleotide sequences from US published applications and issued patents. Previously in July 2012, there were a number of updates added to the portal, and additional updates were implemented in December 2012, including options to expand and download all alignments for search results.

Continue reading to learn about all the new coverage, search, display, and download options recently added on two major sequence search platforms, GenomeQuest and the USGENE BLAST Search Portal!

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Updates to Sequence Searching in US Patents: 10 Changes to the USGENE® BLAST® Search Portal

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] We’ve taken a brief look at the USGENE® BLAST® Search Portal, a subscription online platform created by SequenceBase Corporation that gives users access to the USGENE® database.  Through the USGENE BLAST Search Portal, users can search for peptide and nucleotide sequences listed in US published applications and listed patents. An email from a SequenceBase representative recently outlined some of the major changes that the the search portal went through in July 2012, including updates to search, record viewing, filtering, and data export features.  Professional patent searchers, especially those specializing in the biotechnology field, will want to stay up-to-date on these changes to the official search portal for USGENE, which is a major resource for sequence data in US patent documents.

After the jump, we’ll review 10 major changes to search, viewing, filter, and export features on the USGENE BLAST Search Portal!

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Free Chemical and Sequence Searching in Chinese Patent documents: ChemYQ and NASDAP

[tweetmeme source=”Intellogist” only_single=false] If Chinese non-patent literature searches are difficult for English-language prior art searchers, you can imagine how challenging chemical and genetic sequence searching within Chinese patent documents can be.  Many tools for chemical and genetic sequence searches in patent documents are available, both for free and by subscription, and many tools also exist for searching within Chinese-language patent documents.  Few tools, however, combine the Chinese patent coverage and chemical/genetic sequence search options; we’ve looked at only one subscription-based genetic sequence search tool, GenomeQuest, which recently added Chinese patent sequence data to their collection.  Today we’ll look at two free tools that can be used by English-language searchers to locate chemical names and genetic sequences within Chinese patent documents: ChemYQ and NASDAP.

After the jump, learn more about the Chinese chemical search engine ChemYQ and the Chinese genetic sequence search site NASDAP!

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GenomeQuest adds Chinese patent office sequence data

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Recently the Intellogist blog discussed GenomeQuest as a source for searching patent sequence data. This month GenomeQuest announced that they are adding Chinese patent sequence data to their collection.  The company is adding sequences filed at the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO).  The GenomeQuest press release explains that 40,000 sequences from over 5,000 Chinese patents have already been indexed into their GQ-IP product, which contains sequence information from patent collections and public sources such as GenBank, EMBL, and DDBJ.

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