What's New:
  • BlastStation-Workgroup version 1.16 work fine on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (11/2/2013)
  • All of BlastStation version 2.71, BlastStation-Local64 version 1.3, BlastStation-Local version 1.5, and BlastStation-Free 2.0 for Windows work fine on Windows 8.1.  When "Windows protecetd your PC" message is shown in installation process, click "More Info" and click "Run anyway".(10/30/2013)
  • All of BlastStation version 2.74, BlastStation-Local64 version 1.4, BlastStation-Local version 1.6, and BlastStation-Free version 2.1 for Mac OS X work fine on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Please use Signed packages for OS X 10.8. (10/29/2013)
  • We are pleased to announce the beta release of BlastStation in the Cloud.  BlastStation in the Cloud provides customized version of BlastStation-Local64 for Windows on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Windows Instances on an hourly basis.  All necessary software and most recent NCBI nt and nr databases are installed on the instance and you can start Blast searches on High Performance computer right away. BlastStation in the Cloud is accessible from virtually any Internet connected devices including iPad, Android Tablet, Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and so on.  Please visit product page for details. We will give away three free hours for a limited time for all users.  Sign up Now for free account. (8/29/2013)
  • All of BlastStation version 2.71, BlastStation-Local64 version 1.3, and BlastStation-Local version 1.5 for Windows work fine on Windows 8. However, we strongly recommend not to upgrade to Windows 8, because Windows 8 has user unfriendly and unintuitive interface. Please stay away from Windows 8 until SP1 is released. (10/30/2012)
  • BlastStation-Workgroup, BlastStation2, BlastStation-Local64, and BlastStation-Local officially support OS X 10.8 and signed with a Developer ID  to support Gatekeeper. (9/22/2012)
  • All of BlastStation version 2.74, BlastStation-Local64 version 1.4, and BlastStation-Local version 1.6 for Mac OS X work fine on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. However, when they are tried to be installed on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Gatekeeper complains.  Please find how to install them here.  If you have any problem with the previous version of BlastStation, please upgrade. (8/4/2012)
  • BlastStation-Workgroup for Ubuntu Linux is available. It supports 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 or 11.10.  (3/9/2012)
  • BlastStation-Workgroup version 1.1 is released.  This is a bug fix release. (11/28/2011)
  • We are pleased to announce the release of our new product, BlastStation-Workgroup version 1.0.  BlastStation-Workgroup is a web-based 64-bit local BlastStation designed for small to mid-sized groups.  BlastStation-Workgroup works in the browser, however it works just like desktop BlastStation with the power of HTML5 technology.  Furthermore, it provides automatic database synchronization with NCBI databases such as nt or nr, search result sharing and local blast database sharing with other users in the workgroup.  Different from NCBI wwwblast or sequenceserver, BlastStation-Workgroup has built-in job scheduler, which means even if multiple users submit blast jobs at once, BlastStation-Workgroup will not overload the server and perform blast searches stably.  If you think NCBI or EBI BLAST servers are too restrictive and/or too crowded for your research group, BlastStation-Workgroup is the answer.  BlastStation-Workgroup sever running on 2-core iMac with 8GB memory performs BLAST searches almost as fast as NCBI BLAST server does.  Benchmark results are available here.   Take a look at product details and experience the next generation BLAST at Live demo.  (11/16/2011)
  • BlastStation-Free is back.  BlastStation-Free version 2.0 for Mac OS X is released.  Please visit the  product page for details. (8/14/2011)
  • BlastStation-Local was used to examine gene expression profiles in control and PCB-treated killifish embryos by Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in BMC Genomics 2011, 12:263 (6/3/2011)

BlastStation2 is an All-in-One solution for BLAST searches.  BLAST is one of the most popular and widely used Bioinformatics applications.  BlastStation2 supports NCBI-Blast, WU-Blast2, and standalone local Blast searches with the same easy-to-use interface.  BlastStation automatically detect and utilizes multi core processors for fast local Blast searches.  For example, Macintosh or PC with Core 2 Duo processor performs local BLAST searches 50 % faster than before.  BlastStation is very effective interface program that makes BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) faster and easier to use.  . 

BlastStation reads and splits whole sets of multi-FASTA data, and then continuously submits each set of data to the BLAST server.  Search results are displayed in both bar graph and summary table format with full Definitions.  Summary tables can be exported in CSV format and transferred to a spreadsheet program.  Perhaps more importantly, BlastStation makes it simple for users to organize search results.    Download BlastStation now (a 14-day free trial is available) and experience the power of BlastStation.


BlastStation2 is available for Mac OS X and Windows. 

  Supported Mac OS X: 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, and 10.8 Mountain Lion
  Supported Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • BlastStation really makes NCBI BLAST user friendly.  I always felt it was inconvenient to only have truncated Definitions with search results.  I was delighted to see that BlastStation automatically displayed full Definitions when creating tables.  Enabling the easy export of data to Excel is another helpful feature.
  • Organizing BLAST search results used to be a nightmare.  Thanks to BlastStation, I can now clearly see the results from each search job.  The graphic display of search results is easy to grasp.
 Selected List of Our Users:
  USA American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), Baylor College of Medicine, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Dow AgroSciences, Duke University, FDA, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Kansas State University, Harvard University, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA-JPL, National Institute of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Northwestern Reproductive Genetics, Inc., New York University, Princeton University, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Stanford University, The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, The University of Georgia, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USDA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  Argentina CONICET
  Australia CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland
  Austria Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
  Belgium SESVanderHave, Université catholique de Louvain, Université de Liège, VIB
  Brazil Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Unicamp, Universidade de São Paulo
  Bulgaria Sofia University
  Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Queen's University University of Calgary, Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke , Western University
  Chile Universidad de Chile
  China NanJing Normal University, Nanjing Agricultural University, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  Czech Republic Institute of Experimental Botany, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, Institute of Parasitology
  Denmark Aarhus University
  Finland University of Helsinki
  France Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, National Institute for Agricultural Research
  Germany Bielefeld University, EMBL, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Heinrich - Heine University, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, LMU Munich, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, University of Cologne
  Greece Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  Hungary University of Debrecen
  India Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Institute of Lifesciences
  Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology
  Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway
  Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, TransAlgae, University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science
  Italy International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), University of Bologna, University of Padova
  Japan The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Nagoya University, University of Tsukuba, National Institute of Polar Research, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, National Institute for Basic Biology
  Korea Ewha Womans University, Koread Advanced Institute od Science and Technology, Korea Basic Science Institute, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul National University
  Malaysia Universiti Teknologi MARA
  Netherlands University of Amsterdam, InteRNA Technologies B.V.
  New Zealand Massey University, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington
  Norway Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo
  Philippines International Rice Research Institute
  Portugal Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  Saudi Arabia King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  South Africa University of Pretoria
  Spain University of Castile-La Mancha, University of Murcia, Technical University of Madrid, CBMSO
  Sweden Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institute, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University
  Switzerland Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne
  Taiwan National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, PlexBio
  Thailand BIF KMUTT
  Turkey Akdeniz University, Istanbul Bilgi University
  United Kingdom BioSyntha, Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, Institute of Human Genetics, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Newcastle University, Scottish Oceans Institute, The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford

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