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"SnapGene provides the easiest and most secure way to plan, visualize, and document your everyday molecular biology procedures." - GSL Biotech



Available for Windows, macOS & Linux.

Please note:

The current subscription will expire on 30 October 2024.

The cost of an annual subscription for the year 2023-24 is £110 per named activation.

If you are in the following departments or your computer is managed by their IT team, please contact the local IT team:

Department Contact
Centre for Medicines Discovery
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics (including STRUBI)

For others, you can request new subscriptions for the year 2023-24 via this on-line form.

Please do not raise a PO until you have received a Service desk reference number after submitting a renewal request form above.

Please see our guide for identifying MSD IT as a supplier in R12

Activations are per computer, so you must purchase a separate activation for each computer you want to run it on. If more than one person uses a computer, each person will need to register to use SnapGene, but it will count as a single activation.

If you are a member of departmental IT Staff and would like to manage your own pool of activations and the registered computers, please email for further information. 

Updating an existing subscription

If you have received a new license code and are getting a pop-up like this:

Text box of SnapGene license update

Click on the blue word 'here' to be able to enter the new registration code::

text box to fill in

Enter the Group Name and the new Registration code you have been sent, then click on the 'Register' button.


SnapGene provide on-line Help.