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MacVector 12.6 For Existing Customers

MacVector 12.6 is now available for download by qualified customers. To run MacVector 12.6, you must have a maintenance contract with MacVector Inc that was active on May 1st 2012, or have purchased an upgrade since that time. To see if you will be able to run MacVector 12.6 using your existing MacVector license, start MacVector, then choose "About MacVector" from the "MacVector" menu. You will see your license information displayed in the splash screen;


If your "Maintenance Ends:" date reads May 1, 2012 or later, you will be able to run MacVector 12.6. If not, you can register to download the trial version, then contact your local MacVector account manager (sales@macvector.com) to learn about upgrade options.

All customers who are eligible to run MacVector 12.6 should use this link to download the MacVector 12.6 updater.

Also, please note the MacVector 12.6 requires OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") or later. Unlike MacVector 12.0, this release will NOT run on OS X 10.4.

MacVector News

MacVector Cloning Edition

There is a new cost-effective version of MacVector available, targeted at users who want the power of MacVector's graphical annotation, clone construction and primer design tools, but without all of the bells and whistles of the full version. Click here for details of the new Cloning Edition. Which edition is right for you? Here's a handy functional comparison chart.

MacVector 14 Released!

We are pleased to announce the first fully 64-bit version of MacVector. Along with the performance boost when working with large sequences and alignments, there are significant enhancements to primer handling (including support for primer databases) and NGS data. 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 13.5.5 Updater

There is a bug-fix release of MacVector 13.5.x available for download here.

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 Promotions

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Check out our Getting Started Guide

There's a useful Getting Started Guide to help new users get going with MacVector.

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.