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Mobile Apps Biotech Mavens Can't Live Without

Whether you're looking for last minute online holiday gifts or trying to start the new year with all the right tools in your pocket, smart-phone apps are the answer. So, for our biotech readers, here are the top apps recommended by members of various biotech groups on LinkedIn:

Science

  • Discoverant: lets you analyze and integrate discrete and continuous data for delivery to mobile devices
  • Epocrates: one user called it an "updated PDR at your fingertips;" it also has drug interactions, lab results references, disease information and more
  • HealthMap: track global disease outbreaks
  • Medscape Mobile: search 6,000 brand name or generic drugs, check for drug-drug interactions and get medical news
  • Papers: search and download scientific papers; forward with your notations
  • PubMed on Tap: access the NIH's library of more than 19 million citations for biomedical research and email them to your colleagues
  • Transpara: visual key performance indicators for manufacturing operations
Travel
  • Business Card Scanner: does what you'd expect, then sends a connect request through LinkedIn if you want
  • DropBox: syncs your laptop, desktop and phone files
  • FlightTrack Pro: sends you flight updates, weather alerts and syncs with TripIt
  • WorldMate Live: tracks your travel plans, maps your trip, checks your flight status and lets you book a hotel on the go
Other
  • Byline: organizes RSS feeds into categories so you can keep up on all the latest biotech news
  • If Found: creates a background with your emergency contact information and medical allergies
  • Linked In: your auto-updated mobile rolodex
Anyone else have apps they like? Chime in...
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