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Plasmid Processor is a simple tool for plasmid presentation for scientific and educational purposes. It features both circular (Fig.1) and linear (Fig.2) DNA, user defined restriction sites, genes and multiple cloning site. In addition you can manipulate plasmid by inserting and deleting fragments. Created drawings can be copied to clipboard or saved to disk for later use. Printing from withing program is also supported.

Plasmid Processor is freeware, so you can use and distribute it freely.

Plasmid Processor development is put on hold, because we are working on a new program that can be used for plasmid presentation but also much more. Features include better graphics and realistic operations. Ease of use and fast operation are still strongly emphasized.

Update - 03/31/98

Development of the new program is progressing well. The program will be out in autumn -98. We may release a beta version before June (things will probably slow down a bit for the summer). In that case, you'll find the beta version here. In any case, you'll find the latest information here. We apologize that we've kept you waiting (and continue to do so:).

We could give you nice screenshots of the program, but it has quite a few new features never seen before in a plasmid presentation program and we don't want someone using them before we get our program released. A list of features will have to suffice.
Thanks for your suggestions concerning the older version of Plasmid Processor. They've been a great help.

- Development team


You can download full executable version of Plasmid Processor 1.02 for Windows (tm) here: plasp102.zip (239k).

Note: Plasmid Processor does not have an installation program. To install it you must unpack the archive (plasp102.zip) with WinZip(tm) or PkUnzip(tm). You must create the directory where you unpack the files (for example c:\plasmid\). Finally you should create an icon or a shortcut for the program.

Frequently asked questions

Plasmid FAQ


Plasmid Processor program was created during a programming project course organized by the Department of Computer Sciences and Applied Mathematics, University of Kuopio, Finland 1995-1996. The program was made for the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Kuopio, which owns the copyrights of the program.

Programming team: T. Kivirauma, P. Oikari and J.Saarela.

For further information please contact the authors by e-mail, plasmid@uku.fi. Any comment on program is greatly appreciated.

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