MacVector 14.5 is out!

We are pleased to announce that MacVector 14.5 was released at the end of 2015.

To upgrade to this version if you are running OS X 10.7 or later then just go to MACVECTOR > CHECK FOR UPDATES… to allow MacVector to automatically upgrade. If you are running OS X 10.6 then you will need to download the installer.

To install this version, you must have a maintenance contract that was active on November 1st 2015. You can check your maintenance expiry date by using MACVECTOR > ABOUT MACVECTOR... If you are not eligible for the upgrade then you can upgrade for a very reasonable price!

There’s a lot to like about MacVector 14.5 but there’s one new tool that we are all very excited about, and we hope that you are too! MacVector 14.5 has a new photo-realistic Agarose Gel simulation window, that’s incredibly easy to use. Just create a new Agarose Gel window with File | New | Agarose Gel, then drag restriction enzyme sites from any sequence to your Agarose Gel window as illustrated in this animation:


If you want a double digest, then just drag two sites across.

The migration of markers and digestions is very accurate and will make it easier to guess which band to cut out in the darkroom. You can specify % agarose, what markers to use, what dye fronts to display and much more.

Do let us know what you think about this new tool.

Another new feature is being able to copy fragments from the Cloning Clipboard as PDF to let you document cloning strategies in third party applications, such as Adobe Illustrator, or other graphical packages.

MacVector 14.5 is packed with too many tweaks and enhancements to fully list here but it’s well worth pointing out its optimised memory footprint for working with large sequences and datasets. Align to Reference is especially faster when scanning large datasets of paired reads. Plus Align to Folder has had a lot of tweaks to help deal with large datasets of sequencing data and is now paired read aware.

MacVector 14.5 is fully compatible with all 64 bit Macs running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

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