Why metabolomics?

From just a few microliters of biological material, metabolomics can unlock the entire phenotype, offering new insights into personalized medicine and human health.

Why metabolomics?

From just a few microliters of biological material, metabolomics can unlock the entire phenotype, offering new insights into personalized medicine and human health.

Why study the metabolome?

The metabolism and its products tell our biological life story, from our genetics to our changing environment and lifestyle.

Through the measurement of metabolites, we can profile a person’s metabolic make-up at any given moment, to understand and predict the impact of external influences on their health. From what to eat to which drugs or supplements to take, metabolomics holds the key to personalized health and wellbeing.

And as an emerging field, metabolomics can help us identify new biomarkers to better understand disease.

What is metabolomics?

Metabolomics is the study of chemical reactions involving small molecule metabolites, which are produced during metabolic processes. Through the measurement of metabolites in biological specimens such as urine, feces, saliva and tissues, researchers can get a snapshot of what’s happening at the cellular level, which acts as a blueprint for the organism’s phenotype.
As the newest “omics” field, metabolomics offers a more direct measure of the biochemical activities occurring within cells, for the closest possible representation of the molecular phenotype.

Just as genomics helps us understand a person’s DNA, metabolomics holds the key to their metabolic state, with exciting implications for our understanding of disease and personalized diagnosis and therapy.

Applications of metabolomics

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Microbiome

Metabolomics explains microbiome host interactions on a functional level

Neurology

Metabolomics elucidates the functional attributes of the brain, neurodegenerative disease and the gut-brain axis

Nutrition/wellbeing

Metabolomics is a key technology that confirms how eating habits and lifestyle in general influence our well-being and health

Infectious disease

Metabolomics enables scientists to understand the risks of infectious diseases and help make informed decisions for treatment

a million more

Metabolomics can be used to study different aspects of health and disease. Contact us to find out how metabolomics can be applied to your research

Recent blog articles on metabolomics and its application

Our approach

biocrates is the global leader in mass spectrometry-based targeted metabolite analysis, with assays covering over 1,000 metabolites from more than 30 metabolite classes. Our platform combines innovative technology for sample preparation, metabolite identification, and data analysis.

The use of quantitative, standardized, and quality-controlled targeted metabolomics methods guarantees robust and reproducible results that are the cornerstones of all clinical research.

From just a few microliters of sample material, we can uncover the entire phenotype of an individual and answer a host of questions about systems biology.

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