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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory offers software tools for bioscience research and development | Business

BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 8, 2022–

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a national laboratory of the United States Department of Energy, has launched a digital brochure featuring 16 open and closed source software and tools for research and development in imaging, omics and synthetic biology. These tools can accelerate discovery and bring products to market faster in biosciences.

Examples of software and tools offered include: software to support the design, implementation and automation of DNA validation; software to determine macromolecular structure using crystallographic or cryo-EM data; and a multi-omics data library for predictive modeling.

“Software is an increasingly important offering that Berkeley Lab provides to industry and the research community,” said Paul Adams, the lab’s associate director for biosciences. “More than 100 Lab researchers and developers and our partners have helped create these tools for many years, a significant investment of resources to support bioscience research and development worldwide.”

The main contributors to these software tools are the Biosciences Area divisions of Berkeley Lab, as well as the laboratory’s Computational Research Division and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). Other contributors come from other DOE national laboratories and academic institutions.

The development of these software packages was only possible because of significant investments by the US Department of Energy in facilities and world-class research projects and programs, such as the Advanced Light Source, the Joint Genome Institute, the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Agile BioFoundry. The National Institutes of Health provided significant funding for the PHENIX software, which is also partially supported by industry partners.

For more information on closed source software licensing, contact [email protected]

Founded in 1931 on the belief that the greatest scientific challenges are best met by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been awarded 14 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers are developing sustainable energy and environmental solutions, creating useful new materials, pushing the boundaries of computing, and probing the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists around the world rely on the laboratory’s facilities for their own scientific discovery. Berkeley Lab is a multi-program national laboratory, operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The DOE’s Office of Science is the largest supporter of basic physical science research in the United States and works to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit

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