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Express Licensing Program

Many software and tools created at the University of Washington are available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies or individuals.

The conditions and financial terms of Express Licenses apply only to those who download the Express License for that title, sign it "as is" and return it to UW TechTransfer. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

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Available Through Express Licenses

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Adding More Sites to an Existing License

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Modifying an Express License

If the Express License for a specific title does not meet your needs, other arrangements can be discussed. Different terms and conditions may apply when discussing modifications to the license agreements. Contact the Express Licensing Program at to discuss details.

Academic Licenses

A variety of UW materials are available under an academic license to qualified licensees. Check the licensing page for the title you want for availability of an academic license.

Working with Distributors

Research software and tools distributed by the University of Washington may also be offered through licensed redistributors; these are companies we have authorized to modify and distribute the materials. Redistributors may make the materials available under terms different from those the University is able to support. Check below for the title you want for availability of licensed redistributors, and contact the redistributor directly. If you are interested in distributing UW materials, please contact Digital Ventures at

Brief Descriptions of Materials Available through Express Licenses

Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry

The Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry is the interactive, web-based sequel to the classic textbook, An Atlas of Pedodontics. The new electronic version uses an atlas presentation for most of the content, with text material supported by clinical images and illustrations.

View the Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry licensing page


BiblioSpec is a set of annotated mass spectra libraries and a software program for compiling and searching mass spectra libraries.

View the BiblioSpec version 1.0 licensing page


blast2tree 1.0 assists in the identification of DNA sequences from microorganisms by sending automated queries to the NCBI BLAST and GenBank databases.

View the blast2tree 1.0 licensing page


Charge Czar is a software tool for the classification of multiply-charged low-resolution tandem mass spectra into either a +2 or +3 charge state.

View the ChargeCzar licensing page.


CRAWDAD is a software suite for label-free relative quantitation of high- and low-resolution LC-MS data. For additional information see CRAWDAD project page.

View the CRAWDAD licensing page.


Crux contains software for tandem mass spectrometry analysis, with a focus on peptide identification. Crux was developed by researchers in the laboratory of Dr. William S. Noble, and incorporates methods developed at the University of Washington originally by Dr. John Yates and Dr. Jimmy Eng. For additional information please see Crux project page.

View the CRUX licensing page.

Drug Interaction Database

The Metabolism and Transport Drug Interaction Database is a Web-based search and analysis tool designed for pharmaceutical researchers. With the Drug Interaction Database, users can form detailed queries of the literature to correlate drug interactions with metabolic enzymes and transporters.

View the Drug Interaction Database licensing page.

Envisioning Cards

The Envisioning Cards embody a value sensitive design process and were created as an activity of the Value Sensitive Design Research Laboratory at the University of Washington. At this time, we are evaluating the Envisioning Cards' usefulness in the design process and for design education. For additional information please see the project page.

View the Envisioning Cards licensing page.

Extraction of Differential Gene Expression (EDGE)

EDGE is a software package for the statistical analysis of DNA microarray experiments. Through this software, it is possible to identify genes whose expression is different among varying biological conditions. It is also possible to perform exploratory analyses where one can identify and visualize patterns in the data.

View the EDGE licensing page


The program fastPHASE implements methods for estimating haplotypes and missing genotypes from population SNP genotype data.

View the fastPHASE licensing page.


Hardklör is a software application for the analysis of high- resolution mass spectra. Its primary function is the deconvolution and determination of monoisotopic mass and charge state of single and overlapping protein/peptide isotope distributions contained in a mass spectra.

In addition to Hardklör, several auxiliary utilities have been written to facilitate incorporation of Hardklör results into your experiments. Hardklör has been used to identify isotopically labeled species and make comparative quantitative analyses between multiple sample. For additional information see

View the Hardklör licensing page.


HematopoiesisSimulator is a software for simulating blood production in animals. The software was developed by Janis Abkowitz, Peter Guttorp and their laboratories.

View the HematopoiesisSimulator licensing page.


HyFi is a software that identifies thermodynamically stable binding sites in a DNA sequence database for a short DNA sequence. For more information, see

View the HyFi licensing page.


K*Sync uses a systematic approach for sequence-to-structure alignment in which alignments are generated by dynamic programming using a scoring function that combines information on many protein features, including a novel measure of the obligateness of a sequence region to the protein fold.

View the K*Sync licensing page.

Language Evaluator (LE)

Language Evaluator is unique set of multimedia feedback tools which assist students in reviewing their oral performances and allow instructors to provide interactive feedback without interrupting a student's performance.

View the Language Evaluator licensing page.

Language Partner (LP)

Language Partner is an interactive multimedia program for practicing foreign languages developed by the UW Technical Japanese program. Short digitized video segments portray real life conversation situations, allowing students opportunities to practice different roles and perspectives.

View the Language Partner licensing page.


LegSim is a web-based virtual legislature. It is not a game, but a rule-based simulation in which students are the legislators. Students study the rules and organize the legislature, craft the policy proposals and decide which will be enacted into law.

View the LegSim licensing page.


The Library Online Resource Analysis software helps library management to understand how electronic resources are being used by patrons.

View the LORA licensing page.


MCLUST is a software package for model-based clustering, discriminant analysis, and density estimation including hierarchical clustering and EM for parameterized Gaussian mixtures + Poisson noise. MCLUST is written in Fortran but interfaces with the R language.

View the MCLUST licensing page.


MScout evaluates mass spectrometry data for key properties, such as dynamic range, peak capacity, and signal-to-noise ratios. Development of MScout was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. For additional information please see MScout project page.

View the MScout licensing page.

Musculoskeletal Atlas

More than 80 anatomical images of upper and lower extremities available for instructional digital and print resources, content for websites, illustrations in publications, and handouts for training sessions. This is also known as the Atlas of Musculoskeletal Anatomy.

View the Musculoskeletal Atlas licensing page.

parallelized-PHASE v2

parallelized-PHASE is an implementation of PHASE v2 for use by parallel computing systems. The implementation was created by Javier Vera Gomez at Genome Spain.

View the parallelized-PHASE v2 licensing page.


Percolator is a software for post-processing and identification of shotgun tandem mass spectra. For additional information see

View the Percolator licensing page.


The program PHASE implements methods for estimating haplotypes from population genotype data and incorporates methods for estimating recombination rates, and identifying recombination hotspots.

View the PHASEv2 licensing page.

Phred, Phrap, Consed-Autofinish

Standard bioinformatics tools in use at over 100 commercial sites and thousands of academic labs.

The Phrap/Phred/Consed-Autofinish suite runs approximately $10,000 U.S. for a single site under the Express License Agreement terms.

View the Phred, Phrap, Consed-Autofinish licensing page.


PolyPhred compares fluorescence-based sequences across traces obtained from different individuals to identify heterozygous sites for single nucleotide substitutions.

PolyPhred runs approximately $3,000 U.S. for a single site under the Express License Agreement terms.

View the PolyPhred licensing page.


Pro-CrossLink Version 1 is a suite of software tools consisting of three programs: DetectShift, IdentifyXLink, and AssignXLink. The suite is developed to facilitate structural analysis of proteins and protein-protein interactions.

View the Pro-CrossLink licensing page.

Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Tool (PGAT)

Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Tool (PGAT) is a web accessible, multi-user genome annotation tool.
For more information, see

View the Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Tool (PGAT) licensing page.


Pythia is a software for choosing primers to amplify a sequence using the polymerase chain reaction.

View the Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Tool (PGAT) licensing page.

Resident Database for Clinical Pathology Resident Education

Resident Database for Clinical Pathology Resident Education is a software tool that creates a knowledgebase of calls clinical pathology residents take while on-call. The knowledgebase can be used to document and evaluate resident competency and simplifies consultations with fellow clinicians, improving patient care and laboratory service and contributes to educating proficient physicians.

View the Resident Database licensing page.

Remote Seminar Software (REMSEM)

REMote SEMinar Software lets a speaker present a variety of formats, including Powerpoint, to a remote classroom audience. REMSEM supports bidirectional sound and video and very small bandwidth needs.

View the REMSEM licensing page.


The ROSETTA suite of software research tools for protein structure prediction includes Rosetta ab initio, RosettaNMR, RosettaDesign, RosettaDock and Rosetta Fragment Selection. These codes are available under licenses for academic and commercial use.

View the ROSETTA licensing page.

SAAM II - PopKinetics

SAAM II and PopKinetics are compartmental and numerical modeling tools in use at hundreds of commercial sites and academic labs in the United States and abroad. See the detailed descriptions below for more information on each tool.

View the SAAM II and PopKinetics licensing page.


SeqHelp allows experimental biologists to perform multiple bioinformatics analyses simultaneously on local and remote data using a hypertext browser interface.

SeqHelp runs approximately $1,500 U.S. for a single site under the Express License Agreement terms.

View the SeqHelp licensing page.

Spirometry Fundamentals

Spirometry Fundamentals is a computer-based training program on a CD-ROM that provides clear and consistent information about the correct administration of spirometry and the interpretation of test results.

View the Spirometry Fundamentals licensing page.

Spirometry Learning Lab

Spirometry Learning Lab is a comprehensive, case-based teaching of office spirometry in a virtual classroom setting. Learning Lab sessions, designed for audience participation, provide an interactive forum to facilitate a deeper understanding of key concepts. Sessions are recorded for future reference and review. For more information on the researchers and the technology, see:

View the Spirometry Learning Lab licensing page.

Tactile Graphics Assistant

Tactile Graphics Assistant combined with off-the-shelf software translates graphics (line graphs, bar charts, illustrations, etc) into a digital form suitable for printing on a Braille embosser.

View the Tactile Graphics Assistant licensing page.

Three- Dimensional Heart

The Three-Dimensional Heart program includes software and data sets that reconstruct the chambers and valves of the in vivo human heart based on 3D echocardiographic images. Software modules developed by the CVRTC are also available to provide visualization or perform specific analyses of the size, shape, and/or function of the heart and its component parts.

View the Three-Dimensional Heart licensing page.


ViroBLAST is a BLAST web interface for nucleotide and amino acid sequence similarity searches.

View the ViroBLAST licensing page.

Web Tripwire

Web Tripwire measures the in-flight page changes that users see in practice. The code detects if the page is changed after leaving the server and before arriving in the user's browser. This JavaScript code runs in the user's browser and compares the page the user received to what server expected.

View the Web Tripwire licensing page.

WinXMorph and WinTensor

Virtual crystal builder for studying morphology and growth details of crystals. Created crystals can be exported to illustrate webpages.

View the WinXMorph and WinTensor licensing page.

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