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, 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.