DNA Software combines science and software to enable industrial genomics through advances in technologies based on nucleic acids - the fundamental building blocks of the genome. The company's first software platform, OMP (Oligonucleotide Modeling Platform), models in silico the folding and hybridization of single-stranded nucleic acids with great accuracy. This enables the effective design of primers and probes for complex assays such as microarrays, microfluidics applications and multiplex PCR. The company combines OMP with scientific consulting, custom software development, and custom laboratory research to deliver state-of-the-art support for designing and developing of nucleic acid based technologies.
The Company was formed in December 2000 and began operations in April 2001. It has secured an exclusive license to commercialize certain relevant intellectual property developed in the lab of Dr. SantaLucia at Wayne State University. In June 2000, a patent was filed to protect the processes necessary to effectively deploy the technology in future applications.