LabVelocity: online tools for life science products, protocols, technical information, MEDLINE searches, and laboratory calculations

Biotechniques. 2001 Jun;30(6):1310-5. doi: 10.2144/01306bc05.


As the pace of life science discovery increases, so do the demands on researchers. To remain competitive in the life science industry, researchers must use every tool at their disposal to keep up with new products, protocols, news, and literature in their field. While there are now myriad Web sites that assist researchers with this problem, many suffer from confusing user interfaces, poorly designed search engines, and a narrow information focus. Here, we present LabVelocity, a user-friendly Web site that provides a free multidisciplinary information-gathering service for the life science research community. Using LabVelocity, a researcher can quickly find the products, protocols, technical references, news, MEDLINE abstracts, and interactive software tools necessary for an experiment. This aggregation of information can streamline experimental planning and is especially useful when researchers want to set up a new laboratory or to venture outside their field of expertise.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Biological Science Disciplines*
  • Catalogs, Commercial as Topic*
  • Data Display
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Genetic Vectors
  • Information Services*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet*
  • Online Systems*
  • Research Design
  • Software