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Company Profile

DNASTAR has been a pioneer in the development and sales of bioinformatics software used to increase researcher’s productivity for more than 24 years. Currently, DNASTAR produces Lasergene, a sequence analysis software suite; GenVision, a data visualization software application; and ArrayStar, a microarray gene expression visualization and analysis tool.
Business Sectors
Pharmaceuticals   Human Diagnostics  
Med or Lab Devices   Lab Reagents or Services  
Drug Manufacturing   Food & Agribusiness  
CRO   Bioinformatics or Software
Company History
DNASTAR was founded by University of Wisconsin Professor of Genetics Frederick Blattner and his student colleague John Schroeder in the early 1980s. DNASTAR was among the early pioneers in bioinformatics. As personal computing was coming on the scene, Fred and John saw an opportunity to provide turnkey solutions to geneticists and other molecular biologists when working with DNA and protein sequences. DNASTAR's mission then was the same as it is today: to provide life scientists with the tools they need to efficiently and effectively accomplish their research objectives. LEADERSHIP ROLL: Tom Schwei 2004-Present
Address 3801 Regent Street
[Map] Madison
Phone 608-258-7420
Fax 608-258-7439
Website Link
Head Frederick R. (Fred) Blattner, PhD
Company Statistics
Global Headcount 37
Local Headcount 35
Year Founded 1982
Ownership Private
Stock Exchange

Parent Company
Divisional Level
Senior Level
Global Headcount
Stock Exchange
Reference Documents
2008 - Schwei Leads DNAStar [View]
2006 - DNASTAR Catches Second Wave of Sequencing [View]