subsidiary Genetics Computer Group has announced that MacVector, its sequence analysis package for the Macintosh, will be coming to Mac OS X this summer. MacVector is already available for PowerPC-based Macs running older versions of Mac OS, but MacVector’s developer says that Mac OS X’s architectural improvements will benefit the software package greatly.
“Mac OS X will enable us to easily incorporate algorithms that were previously available only through high-end UNIX products such as GCG’s Wisconsin Package,” said Pharmacopeia COO Dr. Michael Stapleton. “In our ongoing MacVector development, we will take full advantage of Mac OS X’s built-in support for multiple processors, ability to run complex tasks in the background, and new portable graphics format; all of which will make MacVector an even more powerful sequence analysis tool for bench scientists.”
MacVector is a nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis package developed for molecular biologists. The software performs sequence editing, PCR primer analysis, Internet data searches and protein analysis, and other functions useful to scientists involved in pharmaceutical and chemical development, life sciences, and other fields of research.
Pharmacopeia indicates that scientists purchasing or upgrading to the current version of MacVector are eligible to receive a complimentary upgrade to the Mac OS X version, once it’s released.