Mbook – 90 days trial

The Electronic Laboratory Notebook
designed by chemists for chemists

New cloud-based ELN with built-in raw analytical data support and automatic structure confirmation capabilities.

Enjoy the new stockroom tool to record where your chemicals are in your organization, and take advantage of importing reactions directly from ChemDraw in this new version!

No credit card needed!


· Software as a service
· 10€/month Academia
· 25€/month Industrial

On cloud

· 4GB per user
· Automatic backups
· Web & Tablet UI


· Online access here
· In-app messaging
· Multiuser


· Email support
· Help tutorial here
· Library resources

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  • Streamlined user interface
  • Defined user’s roles:
    – Group Manager
    – Project Manager
    – Bench Chemist
    – Administrator
    – Guest
  • Simple chemistry workflow:
    – Projects
    – Reactions
    – Experiments
  • Automated or customized reports (pdf)


  • Designed by chemists for chemists
  • Analytical data integration:
    – Process
    – Analyze
    – Store
    – Review & Interact
  • Integrated chemical compound database
  • Embedded molecular sketcher
  • Stoichiometric calculations done for you
  • Powerful searching tool (by structure and text)

Seamless collaboration

  • Cloud hosted solution, with in-house option
  • In-app messaging system
  • No local installation required
  • Automatic updates and maintenance
  • Flexible architecture to customize your needs
  • Experiment supervision (witnessing and approval)
  • Experiment supervision (witnessing and approval)

12 reasons to choose Mbook

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    Designed, developed and, tested by scientists
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    Web-based – No IT infrastructure required
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    More than 2,500 compounds in a preloaded database, with H&S sheets
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    Analytical data integration using the power of Mnova
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    Integrated compound and supplier inventory
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    Experiment Witnessing and Approval workflows
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    Same responsive support and innovation services as Mnova
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    Support for data migration from other ELNs (*)
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    Easily integrates with third party applications
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    User-configurable stockroom to locate your chemicals
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    Suitable for research and manufacturing
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    Automatic Structure Verification by NMR and MS

(*) At present this can be done for Perkin Elmer ELN only but that we are also happy to look at other ELN

Help & Resources


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Mbook design is based on the workflow of a chemist in the lab, with an architecture that structures the information in a way that makes it fully searchable by user, compound, reaction, analytical method used, etc.

Projects, Reactions and Experiments

Your work is organized into Projects, Reactions and Experiments, as it would be in a laboratory. They are all easy to create and you can immediately start populating them with your experiments. Cloning of experiments is supported within your group, so you can work faster. In Mbook, you can create, store, and modify:

  • Reaction scheme and experimental conditions
  • Stoichiometry table and experiment write-up area
  • Analytical data (NMR, MS, etc.) for reactants, solvents, and products
  • MSDS datasheets for all experiment participants
  • Literature references and other relevant documents
  • Image files (product appearance, TLC, etc.)
  • Inventory & Stockroom

Hierarchical user roles structure

Mbook recognizes the complex organization of a lab and assigns diverse roles to users: Group Manager, Project Manager, Bench Chemist and Guest with different permissions and functionality accessible to each user role. You can designate Inventory and Structure Managers too. See a more detailed description of the user roles and their permissions.

Digital reporting made easy

Mbook has automatic reporting capabilities. You can configure your stoichiometry table (add columns, change units, etc) and Mbook will make all the calculations for you. You can make PDF reports with one single click, using templates to predefine how your reports are laid out. For example, use one of our templates to add a signature footer!

Draw or import your molecules and reactions

Molecules can be drawn directly in Mbook with the structure editor or be imported as .mol files. You can also import reaction schemes (.cdxml files). Mbook comes with a prepopulated database of more than 2,500 commonly used compounds. Mbook will automatically save your compounds to your database, so you only have to draw them once. The preloaded database includes the chemical structure, but also IUPAC and common names, saving you the drawing altogether: no need to draw THF, just type it!


Keep track of your inventory by using the Stockroom feature, which allows you to enter details for a compound: Where are they stored, was it sourced from a supplier, or is it the product of a reaction? In which reaction was that missing chemical used last? Are we running low on acetone?

Mestrelab brings you the power of Mnova to process your NMR and Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS and GC-MS) results, setting Mbook apart from any ELN currently on the market.

Simply upload your analytical data to Mbook and attach them to your experiments. Mbook will automatically process and analyze the results using the Mnova automation engine. You can save Mnova reports or process your raw data with Mbook.

  • Peak picking, integration and, multiplet analysis automatically performed by uploading your Mnova zip file.
  • Preview analytical data within Mbook: no need to open your files in an analytical data package to have a look.
  • Multiplicity lists, and other parameters for reports and publications, are also stored into Mbook.
  • Upload any image and preview them by hovering the mouse. For example, upload a picture of your Thin Layer Chromatography and have a quick look!

Read more on how to add your analytical data documents here or about the integration of NMR and LCMS data here.

Mbook is a fully scalable application, with a subscription-based license model that allows you to add users and grow with the tool without the need to upgrade hardware or IT resources.

Hosted on a cloud server provided by Mestrelab and AWS, so your organization does not have to provide the infrastructure. This means:

  • You do not need IT capabilities to install, maintain, or update the software.
  • You just need a subscription and a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox).
  • Data will be available ONLY to all permitted users, and it will remain secure and confidential.
  • No application installation, maintenance, or updates required.

Alternatively, Mbook can be installed on your own server and still be accessible to your users via their browsers. Contact us if you are interested in this installation.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • 4GB storage per user (Cloud solution)
  • Email support
  • Automatic backups
  • Multiuser collaboration
  • In-App messaging
  • Web and tablet interface

All you need to run Mbook is a subscription and access to a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox). No need to install, maintain and update the software.

Mbook Cloud solution costs 10€/user/month for Academia and 25€/user/month for Industry. Subscriptions are purchased on a yearly basis. In-house installation has an additional cost of 2,000€/year that covers software updates and support.

You can purchase your subscription in our store page.

No, you don’t. Mbook is entirely web-based and you do not need to download any program.

AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud infrastructure is one of the most secure cloud computing environments available today. It provides an extremely scalable, highly reliable platform, that enables customers to deploy applications and data, quickly and securely.

Mbook can be installed on your own servers (Mbook In-house). It will still be accessible to your users via their browser. An in-house installation has an additional cost of 2,000€/year to cover support and updates. Contact us if you are interested in this installation.

We have plenty of resources to get you started with Mbook.

And you can always contact our support team for any user, via mail at support@mestrelab.com, or by phone: +34 881 976 775 (our office hours are 9.30 to 13.30 and 16.30 to 20.30 CET, Monday to Friday).

Yes, all your data, uploaded files, users, and groups created for your team during the trial will be kept for a year after you finish it, and would be there should you purchase a full license.

Mbook Users


Mbook is suitable for groups at Universities, CRO’s, companies who outsource their chemistry, as well as startups, small chemical companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

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No credit card needed!


· Software as a service
· 12€/month Academia
· 25€/month Industrial

On cloud

· 4GB per user
· Automatic backups
· Web & Tablet UI


· Online access here
· In-app messaging
· Multiuser


· Email support
· On-line tutorial here
· Library resources

If you need a quote Contact us

Click here if you have an account

Success Stories

Case Studies


Our workflow now is indeed more rapid and effective, we have now a full and complete control of our compound database. Since Mbook is web based it is really easy to access to it from everywhere, either when we are working in the lab or being busy in a meeting. Talking in terms of productivity we decided to go further and equipped each fumehood with a tablet, hence Mbook is now used on a real time base. Read More