Best medical research tools of 2018

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The year 2017 saw a good number of life-changing medical breakthroughs in the areas of cancer, depression and heart disease among others.  This was made possible by research scientists who work hard to come up with medical treatments that will help save the lives of millions of people around the world. Unlike in the past, breakthroughs in modern medicine are attributed to the various scientific technologies that have made the process easier.

Medical researchers are now investing in new tools that support high quality research and this means exploring the uncharted territory of modern technology. So, are you one of them? The following are some of the best medical research tools of 2018 that you should consider.


The initial stage of any medical research process is planning which involves searching for existing literature, collaborators, mentors, funding, informed consents as well as ethical laws concerning your research. This is not an easy process and you will need tools that will make it easy.

CaptoMe is one of the digital tools that enable you to explore a metadata of biomedical content as well as information management tools for a well-organized medical research. It gives you publications, clinical trials, conferences, news feed and patents in a well organized manner for easy discovery of information.


Majority of medical research involve large data sets and programming codes and there are research tools that allows you to efficiently store and share such data sets and code. Delvehealth is a place to find a collection of global clinical trials, investigator profiles, drug development pipelines and publications.

This medical intelligence platform also enables you to link biomedical data across numerous sources including clinical to genomic data, CER, publications and articles. This is a good medical research tool not only for data management but also clinical programming, reports and analysis.


StrainControl is a lab management tool that enables you to organize chemicals, strains, oligos, plasmids and inventory for easy management of your lab items. This will help you and other members of the lab to run your research in a smooth manner plus you can create individual accounts in order to protect your database. Other features include sharing your database on a network, import or export of guides and linking files to database.


DAVID gives you a set of annotation tools that help you understand the biological meaning behind a number of genes. For medical oncologists, this tool helps in listing interacting proteins, gene-disease associations, protein functional domains and motifs, display related genes in 2-D, visualize genes on pathway maps and identify enriched biological themes among others.



This is a platform for biospecimen-based research and provides a biospecimen research database, evidence-based practices, standard operating procedures, genotype-tissue expression, workshop summaries and reports and biobank economic modeling tool among other resources that enable translational research and precision medicine for patients. This will be helpful if you are a clinical cancer researcher or undertaking biomedical researches that involve the use of biospecimens.


This is a tool that allows academic, medical, biotech and pharmaceutical research laboratories to run and manage animal research studies. Animal research has been the starting point for many medical breakthroughs and continues to be so.

This is why this software tool by StudyLog Systems Inc allows you to design, plan, execute, analyse, report and collaborate on animal disease models as well as streamline access for study design development and data review.

Medical research is very important because the treatment of many diseases that affect humans and animals alike depend on it.  The success of such processes highly depends on researches that employ effective methodologies, technologies and tools.

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