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MacVector 10.5 For Existing Customers

MacVector 10.5 is now available for download by qualified customers. To run MacVector 10.5, you must have a maintenance contract with MacVector Inc that was active on October 1st 2008, or have purchased an upgrade since that time. Please also note that MacVector 10.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

To see if you will be able to run MacVector 10.5 using your existing MacVector license, start MacVector 10, 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 October 1, 2008 or later, you will be able to run MacVector 10.5. 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 receive MacVector 10.5 will be sent CDs in the mail in the next few weeks. Alternatively, you can use this link to download the MacVector 10.5 updater.

MacVector News

MacVector 15.5.4 Update!

This release adds support for more flexible automatic online updating. This will be a required update in preparation for our forthcoming MacVector 16.0 release. Download the update here.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra

MacVector 15.5.3 is fully supported and compatible with Apple's latest OS release, macOS High Sierra. Earlier version are not supported. So why not upgrade.

MacVector 15.5 Released!

MacVector 15.5 has a brand new interactive graphical interface for viewing BLAST results, automatic ORF analysis of DNA sequences and numerous performance and interface enhancements. 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 15.1.5 Update!

Another minor bug fix, this one sorts out some issues displaying double digests after a restriction enzyme search with a small number of enzymes Download the update here.

MacVector 15.1 Released!

MacVector 15.1 has had the NCBI BLAST and Entrez functions rewritten to comply with the requirement that all US Government web services use the secure https:// protocol before the end of 2016. 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.

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 15.0.3 Update!

This fixes a few bugs in 15.0.2 and includes the 15.0.1 update that fixed a number of widely differing issues seen by a subset of Mac OS X 10.10 users.. Download the update here.

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 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.