Our Technology

The gold standard in targeted metabolomics

Metabolomics is a powerful tool to answer multidimensional questions of biology. From just a few microliters of sample material, the phenotype of an individual can be uncovered. The use of quantitative, standardized, and quality-controlled methods guarantees robust and reproducible results that are the cornerstones of any scientific finding. For these reasons, metabolomics holds the promise of high-quality and reliable data that is mandatory for today’s biological research and individualized health.

Biocrates is the world’s leading company for targeted mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolite analysis, with over 1000 metabolites from more than 30 metabolite classes. Our technology combines innovative technology for sample preparation, metabolite identification and data analysis.

Standardized workflow

Biocrates’ kits pack years of experience in targeted metabolomics. These ready-to-use kits deliver quality-controlled and reproducible quantification of metabolites in biological samples by following only six steps. MetIDQ, a user-friendly workflow manager software, guides the user through the whole process, from sample registration to biological interpretation of the results.

Workflow
initiation
Sample
preparation
Data
collection
Quantitation &
Validation
Statistics &
Interpretation
Insight &
Understanding
Workflow initiation

  • Create a new project workflow in MetIDQ™
  • Register your samples

Sample preparation (wet work only here)

  • Perform system suitability test
  • Derivatize and extract your samples
  • Pipette samples, standards, and QCs onto the plate

Data collection

  • Run plates with LC- and FIA-MS
  • Instrument-specific methods are provided

Quantitation & Validation

  • Automated peak identification and quantification
  • Automated sensitivity and accuracy check
  • In-built data normalization suite

Statistics & Interpretation

  • Perform advanced statistics with MetIDQ™ StatPack OR
  • Export from MetIDQ™ to your statistics software of choice
  • For MxP® Quant 500: support your data interpretation with the innovative MetaboINDICATOR™ add-on to MetIDQ™.

Insight & Understanding

  • Make decisions based on standardized and reproducible metabolomic data
  • Compare your results with published kit data from other laboratories

Workflow initiation:

  • Create a new project workflow in MetIDQ
  • Register your samples

Sample preparation (wet work only here):

  • Perform system suitability test
  • Derivatize and extract your samples
  • Pipette samples, standards and QCs onto the plate

Data collection:

  • Run plates with LC- and FIA-MS
  • Instrument-specific methods are provided

Quantitation & Validation:

  • Automated peak identification and quantification
  • Automated sensitivity and accuracy check
  • In-built data normalization suite

Statistics & Interpretation:

  • Perform advanced statistics with MetIDQ StatPack OR
  • Export from MetIDQ to your statistics software of choice
  • For Quant 500: support your data interpretation with the innovative MetaboINDICATOR add-on to MetIDQ.

Insight & Understanding:

  • Make decisions based on standardized and reproducible metabolomic data
  • Compare your results with published kit data from other laboratories

Our products

With our customers’ needs at heart, we have designed a variety of ready-to-use kits for targeted metabolomics aimed at answering the most pressing questions of biological research today.

MxP® Quant 500

The most comprehensive kit to study mechanisms of disease, nutrition, and the microbiome

AbsoluteIDQ® p180

The gold standard in targeted metabolomics for all fields of research

AbsoluteIDQ® p400 HR

The high performance, high resolution tool for targeted metabolomics profiling

Quant HR Xpress™

The fastest solution for high resolution in targeted profiling

AbsoluteIDQ® Stero17

The weightlifter for targeted steroid hormone screening

Biocrates® Bile Acids

The benchmark solution to assess host-microbiota interaction

Our services

Biocrates’ services offer to measure your samples with any of our kits above, as well as a selection of targeted assays for specific research questions:

  • Eicosanoid assay
  • Fatty acid assay
  • Lipid assay
  • Oxysterol assay
  • Energy metabolism assay
  • Tryptophan metabolism assay

MetIDQ™ – The essential companion to targeted metabolomics projects

Our flagship software, MetIDQ™, was designed to effortlessly organize and process Biocrates’ full portfolio of kit products in a unified format. The software guides the kit user from plate sample registration to data analysis and interpretation through an automated and transparent workflow. As such, MetIDQ™ is an integral and essential component of all our kits.

Now, MetIDQ™ also includes MetaboINDICATOR™, an add-on tool designed to calculate metabolite sums and ratios which enables deeper data interpretation. MetIDQ™ also offers a statistical analysis tool with different tests best suited for metabolomics datasets.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.