Vector NTI is a commercial bioinformatics software package used by many life scientists to work, among other things, with nucleic acids and proteins in silico [1][2]. It allows researchers to, for example, plan a DNA cloning experiment on the computer before actually performing it in the lab.

Vector NTI
Developer(s)Life Technologies
Stable release
Vector NTI Express v1.1.1 (Mac & Windows); Vector NTI Advance v11.5.2 (Windows & Mac w/PC Emulation) / September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)
Operating systemMac OS X 10.6+, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7
TypeMolecular biology Suite of Sequence Analysis & Design Software Tools (Curate, Discover, Design, Provision, Confirm)
WebsiteVector NTI home

It was originally created by InforMax Inc, North Bethesda, MD. Initially released for free, it was locked and turned into a commercial software after 2008 which created problems for locked in users who were forced to buy the software to continue accessing their data on newer computers [3]. It also caused many scientists to search for alternatives [4].

What was previously a single software package has been split into Vector NTI Express, Advanced, and Express Designer [5].




  1. ^ Lu, Guoqing; Moriyama, Etsuko (2004). "Vector NTI, a balanced all-in-one sequence analysis suite". Briefings in Bioinformatics. 5 (4): 378–388. doi:10.1093/bib/5.4.378.

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