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MacVector, Inc. develops powerful but easy to use Macintosh applications for Molecular Biologists to simplify and speed up the analysis, manipulation, assembly and documentation of DNA and protein sequences.

MacVector

MacVector is a comprehensive Macintosh application that provides sequence editing, primer design, internet database searching, protein analysis, sequence confirmation, multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic reconstruction, coding region analysis, and a variety of other functions. MacVector is widely regarded as the most intuitive, easy to use program available for sequence analysis. More information on MacVector.

Assembler

Assembler is an add-on module for MacVector that provides a simple graphical interface to the phred, phrap and cross_match contig assembly algorithms from the University of Washington, the popular Bowtie fast reference alignment program for Next Generation Sequencing projects and the Velvet de novo assembler for NGS data. Assembler must be purchased separately from MacVector. More details.

MacVector Free

If you have relatively minimal sequence editing and analysis needs, or you just want to view, print and/or convert sequence files sent to you by a colleague, to check out our new MacVector Free product. It doesn't have all the advanced bells and whistles of the full release, but it might be just what you are looking for. Note that MacVector Free does require a Macintosh computer running OS X 10.5 or later.

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The Quicktest Primer interface displays one-out restriction sites and lets you interact with them to instantly see the effect of changing the site on overlapping open reading frames. A double-click introduces the required mutation.

Assembler provides an intuitive interface that lets you directly view, analyze and edit both phrap and velvet NGS and ABO assemblies. (Click image to enlarge.)

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MacVector 13.5 Avaliable!

There's a brand new release of MacVector available with enhancements to better support NGS data, aligning to circular sequences, speedy dot-plots and much, much more. You can read about the new functionality here and determine your eligibility for a free update here. The full installer is available to download on this page.

MacVector 13.0.7 Released!

Sorry about the quick update, but we finally tracked down the source of a critical issue for our European customers. We added a few US fixes too! This is a bug-fix update that should be installed by all users of MacVector 13. The bugs fixed are listed in the Release Notes and download the installer here.You can read about the new features in MacVector 13. To see if you are eligible to run MacVector 13, please view this page.

MacVector and Yosemite

We've done some basic testing with the soon to be released Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and have found no significant problems with MacVector 13.0.6.

MacVector 12.7.5 Updater

We've accumulated a number of user-reported bugs over the past few months. All have been fixed in 12.7.5. You can download the updated version here!

MacVector 12.7 Released

Click here to see what is in the new version. Customers with a current maintenance contract can download the 12.7 installer from this link. How do I know if I am eligible for the free upgrade?

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MacVector Blog

We have a blog with contributions from a selection of MacVector, Inc staff discussing a variety of subjects from OS X through bioinformatics, to the challenges of running a small multi-national company.