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With its extensive data coverage (over 480 million sequences), powerful search tools and user-friendly functionality, Aptean GenomeQuest is the obvious choice for searching the entire sequence domain, both patent and non-patent.

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The Industry Standard in Intellectual Property (IP) Sequence Search

World’s Largest IP Sequence Database

Featuring over 480 million sequences, Aptean GenomeQuest’s GQ-Pat database is the most comprehensive and up-to date IP sequence database available—so you can be confident in your searches.

State-of-the-Art Search Algorithms

GenomeQuest offers a complete set of industry-standard sequence comparison algorithms - including BLAST, MOTIF search and Fragment search - plus its proprietary GenePAST algorithm for percent identity calculations.

Powerful Analysis Tools

Aptean GenomeQuest’s choice of two different user-friendly result browsers offer a vast range of flexible filters, intuitive summary views and graphical results charts for quick and easy searching and on-point results.

Streamlined Interface

GenomeQuest is overseen by patent searchers with decades of experience. Their domain expertise is embedded into the design ensuring the user interface is streamlined and built for high throughput and ease of use.

IP Sequence Searches That Leave No Stone Unturned

Leveraging the world’s largest IP sequence database and state-of-the-art sequence comparison algorithms, Aptean GenomeQuest combines the most comprehensive view of the patent landscape with the most powerful search, analysis and reporting tools available in the industry. 

This empowers you to compare your DNA or protein sequences against a wealth of patent literature. With four state-of-the-art patent sequence comparison algorithms at your fingertips, you can perform the most comprehensive sequence search possible.

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Get Patent Peace of Mind

You use DNA or proteins as the foundation of your IP. So, before investing money into research and clinical trials, you need to ensure you have freedom to operate and that your IP is patentable.  

Unfortunately, there aren’t many options that allow IP professionals to walk away with the peace of mind that their search results are exhaustive. Enter Aptean GenomeQuest. Offering a powerful, cost-effective way to search for patent sequences, it delivers the reassurance you need.

GenomeQuest 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?

IP Search Features

Data Coverage

Featuring over 480 million sequences found in patents, GenomeQuest’s GQ-Pat database is not only the largest in the world, it’s also updated twice a week—ensuring you always have access to the most thorough, accurate and up-to date IP sequence data.


GenomeQuest offers a complete set of search algorithms, including BLAST, GenePAST, MOTIF and Fragment Search, each designed for a specific purpose. A single sequence search against the GQ-Pat database typically takes less than five minutes to complete and alerts can even be set up to run automatically on a weekly basis, notifying you of new patent activity.


GenomeQuest’s GQ Discover Result Browser combines powerful search with user-friendly visualization and analysis tools. At-a-glance alignment summary views and graphical results charts help you quickly make sense of large sets of search results, while extensive filters and grouping tools allow you to examine any combination of fields and drill down to individual results with just a few clicks. And the industry-leading GQ Classic Browser has been the gold standard in sequence searching for over a decade.


With GenomeQuest, you can quickly produce a variety of custom summary and comprehensive reports that can be easily shared with colleagues. Results and alignments can also be integrated with Aptean LifeQuest for full-text analysis or exported to formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel and BizInt Smart Charts for inclusion into a search report or an opinion.

Antibody Module

The first solution of its kind, the GenomeQuest Antibody Module creates a single efficient workflow for CDR and chain sequence analysis—dramatically streamlining the once-grueling process of antibody sequence search. User-friendly tools provide intelligent defaults for easy search setup and clear visualizations with easy drill-down to patent documents and alignments. With the Antibody Module, analysis that once took days can be accomplished in a couple of clicks.

Sequence Variation Discovery Module

The Sequence Variation Discovery Module extends GenomeQuest’s industry-leading IP sequence search and analysis tool suite with powerful sequence variation search and reporting features. The module makes variation search more precise and more efficient by enabling searchers to rapidly screen a large set of results, find specific variants with pinpoint precision and efficiently prepare a high-level overview of their entire result set.

CAS® Biosequences™ Module

In addition to its GQ-Pat database, GenomeQuest also offers access to industry-standard sequence database content from its partner CAS®. The CAS Biosequences™ module gives you direct access to this highly regarded sequence database through the GenomeQuest interface, enabling integrated searching, screening, analysis, and reporting. Separate content and platform licenses required.

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