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Vector NTI users!!!! please read this!!! - free alternative to vector nti (Apr/23/2009 )

Hi all,

Invitrogen used to let students and researchers download Vector NTI software with yearly licenses for free- but recently decided to start charging for the priveledge (approx $2000 aussie dollars for one license for one year). Now I don't know about everybody else but our lab certainly can't afford that! (they gave us some bulls$#t about "financial crisis" blah blah blah").

Anywho, I am really happy because one of my supervisors has found a free alternative :rolleyes: . The CLC viewer that he just showed me is pretty good (and FREE).

http://www.clcbio.com/index.php?id=28

So if you are looking for something other than Vector NTI to use, I would give this one a try before you shell out the cash.

:D

-leelee-

Thanks for sharing. I will give it a try.

-pcrman-

Wow, thanks for sharing!! I'll definately going to try it someday!

-Niraj-

I have the clcbio. i simply hate it. Vector NTI is ok but clc is even worse. I am not happy with it.
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-scolix-

what do you use scolix??

-leelee-

Another alternative is Geneious Basic (free) or Geneious Pro (free 14-day trial then $89 for 6 months or $249 to buy outright). Check it out at www.geneious.com. It's affordable and simply excellent!

-Springbok-

Since the time Vector NTI went commercial, I started using SimVector from Premier Biosoft. Its a really handy tool for cloning.
Check out http://www.premierbiosoft.com/plasmid_maps/VectorNTI.html
Moreover, it now supports Vector NTI files.

-wilson_trace-

.....or try gentle (http://gentle.magnusmanske.de/),
itīs at least freeware.

Never ever Invitrogen! Iīve had 300 molecules created with VNTi............!!!!

-SenorManolito-

Yeh, I tried Gentle too, but I'm liking CLC better. Guess its personal preference and what your application is.

-leelee-

Try SnapGene Viewer for Mac and Windows. It's the free companion to SnapGene, and it has a very nice graphical interface. It will open Vector NTI .gb and .ma4 files, which you can then export in GenBank format if you like.

http://www.snapgene.com/products/snapgene_viewer/

-bglick-