With the rapid growth in biotechnology space, organizations are filing patents at a faster clip. Bio-sequence search involves finding a specific arrangement of sequences in the patent or non-patent document. Bio-Sequence search helps the inventors to ascertain whether the sequence is novel. Since the novelty of the sequence lies in the unique combination of nucleotides or amino acids, a keyword-based search alone cannot capture the entire data-set including all the relevant results. Even if the desired sequence has a similar name, all patents would not include the name, and thus a number of such results may be missed during the keyword-based search.
We have a team of bio-technology experts who specialize in conducting searches using such tools as – STN (Scientific Technical Networks), which is a network of more than 200 databases, BLAST (from NCBI), Marpat, etc. Over the years, we have gained in-depth understanding of the databases and developed strategies to derive quality results.