About VectorBuilder


As a global pioneer in custom DNA vectors and recombinant viruses, VectorBuilder’s revolutionary online-to-offline (O2O) platform provides a powerful one-stop solution to all the vector and virus needs in the life sciences. VectorBuilder has a wide spectrum of offerings, including:

Additionally, our state-of-the-art GMP facilities provide GMP-grade vector manufacturing for a wide range of clinical applications.


A vector is just a research reagent. Yet most of us know the pain of spending countless hours toiling in the lab trying to clone a vector, often unsuccessfully, while putting our research on hold. The founders of VectorBuilder believe this to be a colossal waste of human potential, as scientists should spend their intellect and time on interesting experiments rather than creating a reagent.

The solution is VectorBuilder, an innovative online platform that allows researchers to 1) easily design their desired vectors in fully annotated forms for free, and 2) outsource the tedious vector cloning and virus packaging to us. With the help of VectorBuilder, scientists can now focus on their real research.

Since our initial market launch in 2015, VectorBuilder has grown at an explosive pace to become the world's largest provider of custom vectors and recombinant viruses. This growth has allowed VectorBuilder to expand its portfolio to include a wide array of additional offerings to meet growing demands.

Despite our rapid growth, our founding mission of making life sciences research easier, faster and more cost-effective remains the same:

  • Our online vector design and ordering platform continues to get easier to use and more comprehensive in function.
  • Our products and services strive for the highest quality possible while maintaining rapid turnaround and affordable prices.
  • Our “white-glove” customer care is supported by a PhD-level service team with decades of collective experience to help our customers devise the best solutions.
  • Our R&D team continues to develop novel vector systems to be added to our offerings, and optimize existing technologies to improve our manufacturing processes.

VectorBuilder has delivered hundreds of thousands of custom vectors and recombinant viruses to tens of thousands of researchers in universities and companies across the world, and has received numerous citations in high-impact scientific publications. VectorBuilder’s highly innovative online platform that combines sophisticated yet intuitive vector design capabilities with streamlined online ordering has won multiple awards. We consistently maintain exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction as demonstrated by our glowing customer testimonials.

VectorBuilder's online platform offers unified data management that stores all the vectors, orders, and technical inquiries generated by a customer in their account. All vectors feature a unique identifier and permanent URL, allowing researchers to retrieve and share any vectors they designed in an easy and highly secure manner.

VectorBuilder also prides itself as a community resource for all things pertaining to vectors, recombinant viruses, and related molecular techniques. Our website provides comprehensive educational materials about vectors and vector components, which are placed under Resources on the menu bar. With these materials, an apprentice of biology can quickly learn the pros and cons of different vector systems (e.g. lentivirus versus adenovirus) and what components to choose for their vectors (e.g. what fluorescent marker to use). VectorBuilder also offers many free bioinformatics tools for DNA sequence analysis, such as sequence alignment, sequence dot plot, shRNA target design, etc., which are placed under Tools on the menu bar.

Get ready for a fun ride!

VectorBuilder’s goal is to make designing and purchasing vectors as easy as online shopping.

Try VectorBuilder today and supercharge your research!