April 3, 2009 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, UK - MacVector, Inc. has just released MacVector 10.6. This release sees the introduction of a Vector NTI database import function that allows MacVector to directly read sequence data from databases created by Vector NTI Advance v10 or earlier, even if the database resides on a Windows machine accessible over a network.
MacVector 10.6 reads all of the standard features and annotations associated with each sequence. Also, since MacVector follows the Genbank format for the features table and is always kept up to date with the latest Genbank release, it has the added benefit of migrating any old and deprecated feature information contained in the Vector NTI file into the current nomenclature. Also included in MacVector 10.6 are enhancements and optimizations to the Align To Reference and Assembler alignment tools.
MacVector, Inc's President, Dr. Kevin Kendall said "Over the past few months we have had many customers asking us to import their Vector NTI files into MacVector. Rather than wait until our next major release of MacVector 11 in the Summer, we decided to add this functionality now."
MacVector 10.5 follows the release of MacVector 10.5 at the end of 2008. It is a recommended upgrade for all MacVector 10.5 users.
MacVector, Inc. develops easy to use Macintosh applications to help Molecular Biologists analyse, assemble and document DNA and protein sequences. Our main product, MacVector, provides sequence editing, primer design, internet database searching, protein analysis, sequence alignment, phylogenetic reconstruction, coding region analysis, and a wide variety of other functions. Other products include Assembler which provides high quality sequence assembly tools for the desktop. MacVector, Inc. was formed at the beginning of 2007 to develop, support and sell MacVector and Assembler. The founder of MacVector, Inc is Dr Kevin Kendall, who has been directly involved with MacVector since 1996, when he joined Kodak as a scientific programmer. Prior to that, Dr Kendall was a molecular biologist at the University of Manchester in the UK, and Stanford and Tulane Universities in the US. MacVector has offices in the US and the UK, along with distributors in Japan, Taiwan and Australia.