NEBtools brings New England Biolabs’ most popular web tools to your iPhone and iPad, allowing you to plan your experiments from anywhere. Use Enzyme Finder to select a restriction enzyme by category, recognition sequence, overhang or name to find information on that enzyme. Determine buffer and reaction conditions for experiments requiring two restriction enzymes using the Double Digest Finder. When using either of these tools, look for Time-Saver and HF enzymes for the ultimate in convenience. Use Tm Calculator to calculate optimum annealing temperature for PCR primers when using NEB polymerases and buffers. Use NEBioCalculator to convert DNA or RNA mass to moles, calculate insert ligation amounts, convert OD to concentration, and calculate basic dilution and molarity. NEB Tools for iOS also enables quick and easy access to NEB Technical Support by phone, email, or web when you need it.

This application from Gene Link, Inc.for iPhone/iPod/iPad is geared towards life scientists, including college and graduate students for laboratory bench calculations and a quick short course in molecular genetics. Topics included are all related to nucleic acids research with an emphasis on utilizing properties that increase specific predetermined properties e.g duplex stability. The app also has advanced modules for setup of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Quantitative Real Time PCR (Q-PCR).

The main focus of this app is to have a handy source of calculation modules and quick reference sections for designing and executing experiments involving PCR and Q-PCR. These techniques are routinely used in a molecular genetics laboratory for all type of research involving DNA. These vary from simple DNA amplification and confirmation to complex allele and genotyping for diagnostics. The application has sections to encourage users to design primer and probes using modified bases as substitutes for the natural four bases to enable specificity and increase nuclease resistance.

The application is divided into two sections; the Tools sections are an assortment of convenient calculators for the life scientist and the Reference section is for basic genetic information.

LabTimerPhD is a count-up and alarming count-down multi-timer.

Before purchasing, please install LabTimer to see the functionality of LapTimerPhD for free. If you like what you see, please come back and purchase LabTimerPhD!

The look and feel of LabTimerPhD is designed to emulate that of standard lab timers, providing quick access to count-down timers and repeat runs. LabTimerPhD is not just good for the lab, though - it is also convenient for cooking, medication timing, working out, and child timeouts.

LabTimerPhD has the following features:
- Four timers on iPod and iPhone; sixteen timers on iPad
- Individual timers are configurable as count-up or alarming count-down
- Customizable text labels for each timer
- Background notifications (iOS4 and newer)
- Large display and buttons
- Display in Hours : Minutes : Seconds (limit above 1000 hours)
- Hour/minute/second buttons can be held to increment time
- Small icons describing the state of all timers
- Disables iPod sleep, keeping your timer running and visible
- Designed to satisfy the lab needs of my molecular biologist wife

Count-up timers have a lap button, allowing users to display a lap time without pausing the running timer.

Count-down timers each:
- Display the projected finish time
- Alarm for one minute
- Silence all alarms by touching the currently displayed time
- After the alarm, display the time elapsed since finish in red
- Repeat the last count-down by:
-- pressing reset while the timer is paused
-- pressing reset after the timer has finished

LabTimerPhD will schedule notifications for any running alarm timers and the screen can be locked while the timers are running. The alarm also plays over and does not interrupt any playing music. While this will finally let you keep your noise-isolating headphones on during long incubations, please remember to experiment responsibly.

LabTimer is a count-up and alarming count-down multi-timer