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Competitive Upgrades

If you own a Macintosh coputer and are running discontinued (e.g. VectorNTI) or unsupported software (e.g. Sequencher on macOS Catalina) you can upgrade to MacVector or MacVector with Assembler at a discount, both actively developed and fully supported on current macOS releases.

Upgrade to MacVector at a 50% discount with proof of purchase of any major competitor's software (VectorNTI, LaserGene, Geneious, CLC Workbench etc). Request a quote for further details. (use code TRADEIN). Note that you can easily migrate any existing Vector NTI database sequence files to a suitable MacVector-compatible format.

Get a 50% discount on MacVector with Assembler with proof of purchase of Sequencher. (use code SEQUENCHER). You can use the same code to get 50% off the cost of adding Assembler to an existing up to date MacVector license.

New lab discount.

We also have a 30% 'new lab' discount for all labs or Biotech companies that have started up within the past six months and are using startup funds. To qualify you will need a letter (an email would suffice) from a suitably authorised person at your institute stating this. Use the promotional code of NEWLAB to request a quote.


You can request a quote for any of the promotions using our online form. Don't forget to add the promo code to get the discount!


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MacVector 18.1 Released!

MacVector 18.1 is a Universal Binary, capable of running natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macintosh computers. Otherwise, it is essentially identical to MacVector 18.0. You can read about the new functionality and check your eligibility. The full installer can be found on this page.

MacVector 18.0 Released!

There is a new CRISPR PAM site searching function, support for new file formats (SnapGene and Sequencher) trim-by-quality for Sanger reads and more enhancements to the MSA domain outlining functionality added in MacVector 17.5. You can read about the new functionality and check your eligibility. The full installer can be found on this page.

macOS 10.16 Big Sur

MacVector 17 and later are not only fully supported and compatible with Apple's latest OS release, macOS Big Sur, but also support Dark Mode and use the latest Apple signing and notarization procedures so you can be sure you are using an authentic copy. Earlier versions of MacVector can't do this. So why not upgrade?

MacVector 17.5 Released!

This release has new functionality for outlining domains in protein multiple sequence alignments, support for quality values in the Align to Reference interface, a new de novo assembly algorithm (Flye) for long read NGS data along with the usual tweaks, bug fixes and support for changes to the macOS. 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.

What Has Changed Since My Version?

Check out this link for a list of the new features introduced in each version going all of the way back to MacVector 10.0.

MacVector Cloning Edition

There is a 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 Cloning Edition. Which edition is right for you? Here's a handy functional comparison chart.

MacVector Promotions

Check out our promotions page to see the latest deals on MacVector software

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.