December 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 21)

URL:
http://apple.co/2ggElnY

Rating:
Strong Points: Easy to navigate
Weak Points: Specific to drug discovery for oncology

Platform:
iPad/iPhone/Android

Cost:
Android $2.99, Apple $0.99

Summary:

iOncology from Eidogen-Sertanty allows users to access the company’s Oncology Knowledgebase through their mobile devices. The app lists types of cancer alphabetically, and each cancer type is accompanied by a variety of chemical structures that have been used in drug discovery against that particular form of cancer. Additional information is given beneath each structure, including its specific molecular targets, assays used to test the compound, and the specific experimental measurements from those assays. Links to primary literature references accompany each chemical structure, providing convenient access to the literature right from the app. Users who register are also able to search the app by chemical structure, instead of by disease. iOncology contains a substantial amount of information about drugs and their targets, and is a very useful resource for researchers working in oncology drug discovery.

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