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MacVector 15.5 is out: Graphical BLAST and automatic ORF display.

Our latest release, MacVector 15.5, introduces an entirely new way to view the results of BLAST searches, with an interactive graphical interface that let’s you easily visualize where your query maps to a hit. Unannotated Open Reading Frames are now automatically displayed whenever you open a DNA sequence. A number of changes to the Align […]

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MacVector 15 is out, with a focus on protein analysis and alignment tools.

MacVector 15 has many new features including new protein analysis tools for reference alignment of proteins, translated DNA alignments and for functional analysis of protein sequences. InterProScan: Scan proteins for functional domains against a variety of sequence, protein family, domain and motifs databases using the InterProScan service. This performs a search against many different databases […]

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Simulated Agarose Gels

MacVector 14.5 has a Agarose Gel interface which allows you to view photo-realistic recreations of restriction digests of linear and circular DNA molecules. The gels look so realistic that users have had a hard time telling photos of their own digests from the simulation in MacVector. When you first use the new tool and compare […]

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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 […]

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Cloning Clipboard: Documenting the history of a construct

Designing and documenting cloning strategies is easy with the Cloning Clipboard. You can perform quite complex ligations by simply dragging compatible ends together. Not only that but every step is documented and recorded in the resulting sequence, so you always know where each fragment came from. Ligating a single fragment into a vector is as […]

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MacVector 14.0.4 is OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatible.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was released last week. We’ve been testing MacVector on the developer releases of OS X EL Capitan in the run up to the official release. However, as usual we prefer to fully test on an official release of OS X before saying that MacVector is supported. We’ve now done so […]

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Buy two copies of MacVector 14 for the price of one.

For the month of October if you buy a personal or standard license of MacVector Pro then you’ll get one free! We never stop working to keep MacVector your best solution for designing primers, subcloning into vectors, aligning your sequences and checking small sequencing projects on the Mac. So don’t miss this chance to start […]

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MacVector Cloning Edition

Does your lab only need a simple DNA analysis application that will help you design primers and cloning experiments? Has your budget been cut to the bone? If the answer is a resounding “yes”, then we’ve released a new version of MacVector just for you. MacVector Cloning Edition provides all of the functionality you need […]

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MacVector for Windows update

The development for MacVector for Windows progresses. It’s not ready for release yet but it’s definitely the last stage before testing. MacVector for Windows is not a Java version of MacVector. MacVector, the original, is designed for, and fully integrates with, the OS X environment. We know users really appreciate that. If you can use […]

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Upgrade MacVector with a 30% discount during April

Don’t be an April Fool, upgrade with a…. 30% discount … before MacVector 14 is released in May. This is no April Fool’s joke. Here’s a great way to upgrade your copy of MacVector before the release of MacVector 14 next month. For the entire month of April you will get a 30% discount on […]

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