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We Are Metabolon

As the global leader in metabolomics, Metabolon’s mission is to deliver biochemical data and insights that expand and accelerate the impact of life sciences research in all its applications. We are committed to helping our customers address the most challenging and pressing questions to achieve their research objectives across biopharma, population health, consumer products, agriculture, wellness, and academic and government research sectors.

We have spent the last two decades developing industry-leading scientific, technology, and bioinformatics techniques, enabled by the world’s largest metabolomics reference library, to deliver actionable knowledge that drives effective decision-making. With 10,000+ projects completed, 2,800+ publications, and ISO 9001:2015, CLIA certifications, and CAP accreditation, we enable, accelerate, and support drug development through biomarker discovery, understanding mechanisms of action, patient stratification, and more.

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Corporate Headquarters

Research Triangle Park, NC


In 2000 by Dr. John Ryals and Dr. Paul Schimmel

Number of Employees

More than 20% hold a Ph.D.

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Unlocking Biochemistry with Metabolomics

Metabolomics, the large-scale study of all small molecules in a biological system, is the only ‘omics technology that provides a complete current-state functional readout of a biological system. Metabolomics helps researchers see beyond the genetic variation of individuals, capturing the combined impact of genetic and external factors such as the effect of drugs, diet, lifestyle, and the microbiome on human health. By measuring thousands of discrete chemical signals that form biological pathways in the body, metabolomics can help researchers understand what it means to be well and healthy and elucidate disease and other biological development mechanisms and markers. From a therapeutic perspective, metabolomics can reveal important biomarkers enabling a better understanding of potential therapeutic targets, biological and drug-related mechanisms of action, pharmacodynamics, and safety profiles, as well as individual responses to therapy.

Accelerating Life Science Research

Metabolon’s Global Discovery Panel leverages our market-leading platform and the world’s largest proprietary metabolomics reference library to quickly and accurately identify small molecule metabolites in a biological sample. With this data, our Data and Translational Science (DTS) experts help customers and partners worldwide address some of the most challenging and pressing questions in the life sciences, accelerating research and enhancing development success across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, agriculture, and nutrition industries, as well as academic and government organizations.

Metabolon has the ability to deliver unique and high-quality insights for our clients. We offer scalable, customizable metabolomics and lipidomics solutions delivering relative and absolute quantitative bioanalytical data, biomarker discoveries and innovative diagnostic tests to support customer needs from discovery through clinical trials and product life-cycle management.

Our Commitment to Quality

All standardized procedures we perform, including method design and development, validation, equipment management, non-conformance management, and all sample handling and analytical testing procedures are governed by an ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system. Metabolon also incorporates quality control steps at every stage of testing to ensure the highest quality data.


50+ PhDs

Proprietary Metabolite Library




Our People

We value diversity of background and mindset just as highly as expertise and technical knowledge. Our team works tirelessly every day to enable scientific discoveries that make a difference. We are committed to hard work, excellence, and success through collaboration at every level. Our shared devotion to being the best at what we do and to making a positive difference unites the contribution of every individual. These are the characteristics of our values: Purpose, Passion, and Performance.