DNASTAR Appoints Ships Bioscience As Japanese Distributor

MADISON, Wisconsin – August 2, 2017 – DNASTAR® has appointed SHIPS Bioscience as a distributor of its DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis software in Japan, effective immediately. SHIPS Bioscience is a new company devoted to meeting the life science needs of researchers throughout Japan primarily through the distribution and support of DNASTAR software.

Shinji Shimada, President of SHIPS Bioscience, commented, “I have personally worked with DNASTAR for more than 10 years. On behalf of everyone at SHIPS Bioscience, I am excited to partner with DNASTAR, which is known as a leader in core molecular biology, structural biology and Next Generation Sequencing analysis software. Japan represents a strong and rapidly growing molecular biology and structural biology market. That makes the timing of this arrangement ideal. DNASTAR’s 30 years of expertise, extensive knowledge, and high quality software are a great foundation on which to build our business and we look forward to helping Japanese customers meet their sequence analysis needs exceptionally well, using DNASTAR software products.”

Tom Schwei, Vice President and General Manager of DNASTAR, said, “SHIPS Bioscience is an outstanding partner for DNASTAR. We have worked with Shinji and his team for many years and we have great confidence in SHIPS Bioscience to support Japanese customers with outstanding sales and customer service for our software. We are delighted to work with this strong team of commercially oriented scientists to help meet the sequencing software needs in Japan.”


DNASTAR, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, (www.DNASTAR.com) is a pioneer in the development and sale of software used to increase life scientists’ productivity using their desktop computer, internal servers or on the Amazon Cloud. DNASTAR’s comprehensive software suite, Lasergene, supports molecular biologists, geneticists, and structural biologists in meeting virtually all of their DNA, RNA, and protein sequence needs, including Sanger and next-generation sequence assembly and analysis, protein sequence and structure analysis, and protein structure prediction with easy to use, affordable, flexible computer software.


Tom Schwei
Vice President & General Manager
Telephone: 608-237-3082
U.S. Toll Free: 866-511-5090

SHIPS Bioscience Contact
Shinji Shimada President & Sales
SHIPS Bioscience, Inc.
Phone: +81-3-6868-3614
FAX: +81-3-6893-3931

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