Aptean GenomeQuest

Aptean GenomeQuest and its sequence database, GQ-Pat, are the industry standard in IP sequence search. The suite of comparison algorithms, the extensiveness of its database, the flexibility of its interface and its focus on security make it an essential tool in life sciences.

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Biggest IP Sequence Database

GenomeQuest is the obvious choice when you want to use a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule as a query to search the patent domain. With almost 400 million sequences, it offers the biggest IP sequence database in history. This level of coverage, its ease of use and unmatched comparison algorithms ensure you will have the most powerful search tool at your fingertips.

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World’s Largest IP Sequence Database

GenomeQuest offers the largest IP sequence database in history with almost 400 million sequences that are updated weekly.

Flexible Search Power

GenomeQuest offers a complete set of search algorithms such as BLAST, GenePAST, MOTIF search and Fragment search, each designed for a specific purpose. With flexible filters and easy-to-use user interface your searching will be quick and easy.  

GenePast Algorithm

In addition to standard sequence comparison algorithms, GenomeQuest offers the proprietary GenePAST algorithm. Used by patent offices around the world, this algorithm is designed for percent identity calculations, critical in the construction of patent claims, and has no bias against short sequences.

Streamlined Interface

Searching is made even easier with a streamlined UI that is designed for high throughput and ease of use. GenomeQuest is overseen by patent searchers with decades of experience and this domain expertise is embedded into the design.

Patent Peace of Mind

Many companies use DNA or proteins as the foundation of their IP.   Before investing money into research and clinical trials, they need to ensure they have freedom to operate and that their IP is patentable. Unfortunately, there aren’t many options that allow IP professionals to walk away with the peace of mind that the search results are exhaustive.  GenomeQuest offers exactly that: a powerful, cost-effective way to search for patent sequences. It can help you search for the answer to questions such as:

  • Who filed gene patents on CRISPR-CAS9 before 2014?
  • Is this viral vector patentable?
  • Are there antibody patents that limit my freedom to operate in China?
  • How similar is this sequence to sequences in patents published by key competitors?


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Industries Served

A broad range of industries expends significant resources searching for patents, including biotech companies, pharmaceutical firms, agriculture companies, legal services providers, and more.

Industrial Biotech

The most powerful variant sequence solution

Food & Nutrition

Offers general sequence searching

Agriculture Biotech

Trait research and genetic markers

Patent Offices

Search the most comprehensive database of sequence prior art


Patent and alignment data in support of FTO opinions


Easy-to-use CDR search methodology and extensive sequence searching and reporting capabilities

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Education & Academia

Search sequences that are not available anywhere else

    The Power of GenomeQuest

    GenomeQuest users see immediate improvement in their search efficiency and accuracy due to ease-of-use, broad coverage and outstanding support.

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