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About Mestrelab

MESTRELAB RESEARCH is an innovative company

We have grown from an academic research project to provide quality scientific software to thousands of customers.


To deliver top quality software tools for the scientific research community and to continuously strive to attain state-of-the-art in Graphical User Interfaces, software integration and software science.


We believe that scientific software development should be challenging and enjoyable, and this is the base of our vision, which is explained below.

  • We shall continue to invest on the improvement of our Graphical User Interfaces, our software architecture and the scientific research necessary to continuously push the boundaries of current state-of-the-art. We shall not compromise on product quality and we shall be leaders in quality. We shall never settle for second best or choose easy before excellent.

  • We shall continue to listen and react to our customers needs, delivering improvements quickly and developing for our customers, not ourselves. We will keep the needs of chemists and biochemists at the core of our product development.

  • We want to contribute to the popularity and appeal of the scientific techniques with which we are involved by making our software accessible to students and educational institutions, even in the poorest countries.

  • We believe in developing our scientific software ethically and shall continue to create high quality employment for high quality people in our local area. We will develop our employees, foster a pleasant, creative and challenging working environment and reward our people commensurately to our high quality expectation.

  • We shall give excellent customer support and continuously strive to improve our relationship with our customers and our customers experience. We want to make sure that being our customer is rewarding and enjoyable.

  • We will always be approachable and available to our customers, our project would not exist without them.

Where we are

Our team is the most valuable thing we have; in fact our experience and know-how is almost all we have. A very international company with over 60 people located in several countries. And this is without taking into account our scientific advisory board (which is completely international).

We have resellers in China, Japan, Korea, Poland and India. Contact them here.


Mestrelab Research – A Fast Growing Company


Release of Mnova 14 with many new tools and three new products:

Mnova BioHOS: Determination of a biologic drug’s higher order structure

Mnova Gears: Build automated workflows for your analytical data

Mnova StereoFitter: 3D structural elucidation analysis



Mestrelab and Bruker announce strategic collaboration and partnership for chemistry and pharma software applications. Read more


Release of Mnova 12! With new user interface control (Ribbon Menu), 64-bit version, qGSD: Taking qNMR to its limits, SMA New features and three new products:

Structure Elucidation: From NMR data to structure elucidation in a simple workflow

Mnova Binding: Chemical Shift Perturbation analysis (CSP) for fragment-based drug discovery

Mnova IUPAC Name: Names can be generated for drawn structures



The office in Santiago doubles in size with a glorious table football.


Three very different products are released:

SMA, a plugin for simple mixture analysis.

Mbook, the Electronic Laboratory Notebook for the synthetic chemist.

The Mnova NMR app for tablet devices.

Collaboration agreement with Origenis GmbH to develop a set of physico-chemical property prediction plugin for Mestrelab software products.


Screen plugin for high-throughput ligand-protein binding analysis is released.


Reaction Monitoring plugin for NMR-based reaction kinetics studies is released.

Reseller agreement with Origenis GmbH to sell Origenis’ Cippix patent database and analysis software.


Two advanced plugins are released:

Verify plugin for auto structure verification.

qNMR plugin for quantitative NMR analysis.


DB plugin for Database Management of NMR and MS.


In collaboration with Sierra Analytics, Mnova MS, the Mass Spec plugin for LC/GC/MS data analysis is released.

Global Spectral Deconvolution (GSD) algorithm is released for the NMR application.

A new and larger office is opened in Santiago de Compostela.



Mestrelab becomes shareholder of eMolecules.

US Office is opened.

First visit and business agreements in China evolve in the right direction.



The number of MestReC users exceeds 50,000 by March. The company has grown steadily, with the number of employees increasing from one initially to 18 currently, and with its emphasis still strongly focused on R&D.

In April, the company effected a further major step forward with the release of MestReNova (Mnova), its Chemistry Software Suite initially focused on NMR processing and analysis multiplatform software, the result of a 2 year R&D project.

Varian Inc. distribution agreement takes place.



In collaboration with Modgraph Consultants Ltd. NMRPredict Desktop’s plugin is released for NMR spectral prediction for chemical structures.


MestReC Lite bundled in ChemOffice.


Due to the great popularity attained by the application, with over 19,000 satisfied users around the world at that point, the decision was taken by the MestReC team to create a commercial spin-off from the University.

Mestrelab Research SL is founded in December by Carlos Cobas, Javier Sardina and Santiago Dominguez with the main objective of ensuring the long term sustainability of MestReC application as well as an excellent level of technical support to its users.


The software is upgraded to MestrReC 4.0 (1D and 2D NMR) and gets expanded quickly across the world for data processing and simulation in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.


MestReC 1.3 (1D NMR) data processing is developed and made available online as a freeware to all potential users both in academia and the industrial world.


aboutus_txt_1996Carlos Cobas starts a research project, under the supervision of Professor Javier Sardina at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.