Friday, 10 April 2015

Mbook: A new Electronic Laboratory Notebook that speaks NMR

When we founded Mestrelab back in 2005, our only commercial product was 100% about NMR data processing / analysis. Over these years, our NMR products have matured with an increasing number of features and robustness. At the same time, we have released other products such as LC/GC/MS and analytical DB software.
This week, we have released a new brand product, Mbook: This is an electronic Lab Notebook which we have been developing in collaboration with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo, both in Spain.  
There are many ELNs out there already so why have we ventured into developing a new one? The short answer is that we believed that most of the existing solutions lacked a real integration between chemistry (i.e. reactions) and analytical data (e.g. NMR): One of the unique features of Mbook is that it is tightly integrated with Mnova so that any analytical data supported by the latter (1D & 2D NMR, LC/GC/MS) will be automatically handled by Mbook. Technically speaking, Mbook comes with a special version of Mnova which runs in the background. This means that when you upload, for example, and NMR experiment (i.e. raw FID), Mbook will process it automatically for you (via Mnova) so that you will see the processed spectrum automatically in your reaction. Of course, the raw data will always be available should you want to process it differently, either with your Mnova client or with any other NMR processing software.

Another feature worth mentioning is that Mbook has been designed solely and exclusively for synthetic organic chemists. If you do any other type of chemistry, Mbook will not be for you. If you are an organic chemist and you are looking for a new ELN, please give Mbook a try, we will be very happy to hear your feedback!
Oh! And it will soon be available as a native Android and iOS application, and, on that, we think it might be the first of its kind!