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Ten Apps for Busy Researchers: PCR


We continue our series exploring digital science tools by presenting apps focused on PCR.

  1. MIQE qPCR: iPhone/iPad / Android

    Your guide to the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) guidelines. If you want to know what all the fuss is about, see our recent news feature:
    "MIQE qPCR Guidelines, Three Years Later".

  2. Anneal Before Me: Android

    Clear winner for best app name on this list. Calculates the annealing temperature for PCR primers.

  3. Real-Time PCR: iPhone/iPad / Android

    This Life Technologies app provides resources to help you with your qPCR experiments, including videos, reference documents, a troubleshooting tool, and a reaction calculator.

  4. PCR Essentials: iPhone/iPad / Android

    Another app from Life Technologies that links your mobile phone/device to the company's ProFlex PCR system.

  5. iOligo EazyPrimer: iPhone/iPad

    Type in your oligo sequence and this app will calculate primer parameters such as Tm and GC content. Also identifies secondary structures that might affect PCR performance.

  6. LabMama Lite: Android

    Helps formulate reagent mixes for PCR and other lab applications. Runner-up for best app name.

  7. Bio-Rad Real-Time PCR iPhone Application: iPhone

    Bio-Rad's entry in the PCR app race. Provides information on reagents, assay design, and data analysis.

  8. Reagent Rewards: iPhone / Android

    Another Life Technologies app. This one keeps track of the Real-time PCR reagents you use, awarding points that can be redeemed for promotional gifts.

  9. Mastermix: iPhone/iPad

    Easy mastermix calculator.

  10. PCR Tracker: iPhone/iPad / Android

    This app aimed at patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) explains PCR and tracks results from different diagnostic tests.

Bonus Apps - Just for Fun

  1. Taqman Game: iPhone/iPad

  2. Base Invaders: iPhone/iPad

Previous App Articles:

Ten Apps for Busy Researchers: Interesting and Useful Methods Apps

Ten Apps for Busy Researchers: Chromatography

Ten Methods-oriented Apps and Websites Every Life Scientist Should Try

Ten Apps for Busy Researchers: General

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