Working with Metabolon: Interpretation
Brian Keppler, Ph.D. explains the importance of not only delivering good data to the client, but making sense of it. The interpretation team at Metabolon, helps deliver actionable, explained data.
A lot of clients are really surprised that the amount of data that they're receiving, also the amount of insight that Metabolon's experience is able to to add on top of that, not just the data, but you know what it all means.
Interpretation is taking the data that we acquire through our platform, an un-rivaled platform of coverage and competency and really making sense of it, turning that data into biological insight to answer questions for our clients. So the Metabolon platform generates a large amount of data, you're gonna get hundreds up to thousands of metabolites in a single sample type. Rather than just a data dump you get our interpretation, its Metabolon's institutional knowledge which is utilized to convert that data into actual insights.
So the interpretation portion of a project is very collaborative, a very iterative process back and forth with the clients, trying to understand their needs, their objectives, what can I do to to make you a star you know what's what information can I do for you that you don't have to do on your own.
Your own basic deliverable will be the data it's going to be the heatmap with the statistics and plots, and that's what you get from most companies again not just metabolomics but other omics. So what we provide on top of that with the interpretation is taking a deep dive and deciphering what all those different changes mean using our experience, our institutional knowledge, we are able to really turn it into a story.