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MacVector 17.5 For Existing Customers

MacVector 17.5 is now available for download by qualified customers. To run MacVector 17.5, you must have a maintenance contract with MacVector Inc that was active on February 1st 2020, or have purchased an upgrade since that time. To see if you will be able to run MacVector 17 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 February 1, 2020 or later, you will be able to run MacVector 17.5. If not, you can register to download the trial version, then contact your local MacVector account manager ( to learn about upgrade options.

All customers who are eligible to run MacVector 17.5 should use this link to download the MacVector 17.5 installer.

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.

MacVector 17 Released!

MacVector 17 has a huge number of new features including support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode, Gibson/LIC Assembly+Design, a new Restriction Enzyme picker, comprehensive whole genome feature comparison, and a slew of other major enhancements. 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.

macOS 10.15 Catalina

MacVector 17 is not only fully supported and compatible with Apple's latest OS release, macOS Catalina, but it also supports Dark Mode and uses 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?

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.

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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.