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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 which expires on 30 October 2023.

The cost of an annual subscription is £100 per named activation per year.

The following discount is offered for part-year subscriptions:

When ordered Cost
November, December, January, £100
February, March, April £75
May, June, July £50
August, September, October £25

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 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.