Dear GoldenBraid user,

It is a great pleasure for us, the GB team, to contribute to the Plant and Fungal Synbio communities by sharing our GBcloning tools with you. Since we started our activities ten years ago, circa 1,500 users have created more than 25,000 GB elements on our web. Attending to our GB-cloning web activity records, GoldenBraid is still a useful tool for many of you.

Unfortunately, maintenance of the GBcloning web service has become unsustainable for our academic group, therefore we had to find external solutions to keep GoldenBraid alive.

We are happy to announce that Madeinplant, a spin-off company of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), will be very soon offering a new web cloning service, named GoldenBraidPro, that will mirror all the functionalities of the academic GBcloning web. Furthermore, Madeinplant has agreed to offer all current GBcloning functionalities for free to academic researchers.

We realize that, for most of you, this solution will be useful only if you are allowed to transfer your personal GB part collection to GoldenBraidPro. To make this possible, Madeinplant offered the possibility to transfer your GB database to GoldenBraidPro, free of charge, until Dec 15th, 2023.

If you are interested in creating a user account in GoldenBraidPro, please follow this LINK

If you havenĀ“t done it and you are interested in creating a user account with data trasnfer, you can send an email to gbpro@madeinplant. com.

In the meantime, you can continue operating normally on the academic GBcloning web. This GBcloning webtool will not be interrupted in 2024, but it will be not actively supported any longer by our academic team.

If you have questions, please send an email to

Thanks once more for your trust in GoldenBraid cloning tools.

Yours sincerely

The GB-IBMCP team