For installation, please visit the main web page at Here, you find the most-recent version of the source code.


VANTED is a Java based extendable network visualisation and analysis tool with focus on applications in the life sciences.

It allows users to create and edit networks, as well as mapping experimental data onto networks. Experimental datasets can be visualized on network elements as graphical charts to show time series data or data of different treatments, as well as environmental conditions in the context of the underlying biological processes. Built-in statistical algorithms allow an easy and fast evaluation of mapped data (e.g. t-Test or correlation analysis).

The functionality of VANTED can be extended by installing one or more of the provided Addons using the built-in Addon Manager. For an overview see: here.

New Addons can be developed from scratch, using built-in APIs for manipulation of networks and data. A simple step-by-step guide for developing custom Addons can be found here.

The development of VANTED is an ongoing process and we try to fix bugs and implement new features as soon as possible. Updates will be delivered on a regular basis.


If you have questions or suggestions regarding VANTED, please contact us at:


VANTED v2.6.5 release (29/03/2018) ###

 Java 9 Compatibility Update
 Several algorithms improved, including 
     Find and Layout Circles
     Merge Nodes
     Erdos-Renyi Graph Generation
     Watts-Strogatz Graph Generation
     Grubbs' Test
     David Test
 Minor BioModels update
 OS X in-graph grid movement fix
 Overall internal improvements

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.6.4 release (09/12/2017) ###

High DPI Support feature
Nimbus LookAndFeel is now disabled
Edge selection positioning
Metacrop stability improvements
Detached mode update
Node Functions enhancements
Server update
Windows Installer update
Overall performance and stability improvements
Minor bug fixes

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.6.3 release (16/09/2016)

Fixed drawing problems of nodes with border size 1
Fixed GraphML reader.
Added support for more SBGN shapes
Added BioModels backup webservice location
Changed MetaCrop maps to support new SBGN Shapes

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.6.2 release (09/03/2016)

Minor bugfixes
Native support for more SBGN Shapes
Relative positioning of labels

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.6.1 release (19/01/2016)

Bugfixes including broken compatibility with SBGN-Ed
Update to new jsbml 1.1 library
Changes and bugfixes in APIs for Developers

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.6.0 release (27/11/2015)


Code clean-up and removal of bugs using bug-scanner tools
Cluster background was not exported to image
Introducing edge bends is now working properly
Sometimes specific changes didn't visually appear and a redraw had to be triggered


Update scan improved to support md5-hash and includes add-ons as well
Performance improvement for larger networks (30k Nodes and more)
Support for the SBML-Layout extension
Added Animation Framework
Selection frames can now be drawn inside nodes using Ctrl+Shift
Nodes can be created inside other nodes using Ctrl+Shift

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.5.3 release (05/10/2015)


start up problems, when no previous preferences were found to select LookAndFeel
several minor bugfixes found and fixed throughout heavy usage


the "Remove Connecting Nodes" algorithm will now not only remove nodes and keep the overall connection of the network, but also respect the original direction
the ESC key will also deselect network elements

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.5.2 release (16/09/2015)

This release contains only minor bugfixes which improve user experience and speed.

You can download and install this version here.

VANTED v2.5.1 release (06/09/2015)

Important !!!

Due to a bug in the loading process the SBML loader was broken.

This has been fixed but you need to install the new release of VANTED using the installer. This bug will not be fixed using the automated VANTED update.

You can download and install this version here.

Please excuse us for the inconvenience.

Users who went through the automatic update to get 2.5.1 will see an error message when trying to load SBML documents. This error message will not appear for users who did a fresh install of VANTED 2.5.1. VANTED v2.5.0 release (01/09/2015) Changes are listed below:

Drawing speed improvement when loading and exploring large networks
Reorganisation of menus and sidepanels
Support for downloads of curated SBML models from Biomodels database [link]
Reenabling support to create GO and KEGG hierarchies
Better support for program preferences
Tons of bug fixes

We removed the download link as this version had a bug in the loading code. Please download the latest version.

Previous releases VANTED v2.2.0 release (23/12/2014) Changes are listed below:

Updated support for new KEGG REST API
bug fixes

You can download and install this version here.