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Technology & Knowledgebase

Metabolon’s metabolomics platform leverages market leading technology and the world’s largest biochemical reference library to quickly deliver quality insights.

World’s largest reference library

With over 5,400 compounds in our proprietary reference library, Metabolon has the most comprehensive coverage across over 70 metabolic pathways to inform your study and enable novel discoveries in your research that are simply not possible with other technologies.

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Chemocentric approach

This chemocentric approach rapidly and efficiently removes noise and positively identifies metabolites. Our proprietary technology compares the generated data against our extensive metabolite library to isolate relevant metabolites in a matter of minutes. The result is accurate, reproducible and actionable data delivering a higher resolution and quality beyond what’s possible with traditional ion-centric approaches.

Advanced mass spectrometry technology

Samples are processed using ultra high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem accurate mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) methods. This level of precision generates the raw data that our proprietary software filters and processes to create actionable insights. All systems are operated in a rigorously controlled environment to remove as much noise from the process as possible and guided by SOPs to standardize results.
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Quality control at every step

Every procedure we perform, including inter-data analysis, instrument maintenance, and reagent preparation, is governed by an ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system. All of the experimental and instrument data generated is automatically monitored by our quality-control software and then manually inspected and verified by our experienced lab personnel.

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Why Metabolon?

Once you see the full value of metabolomics, the only remaining question is who does it best? While many laboratories have metabolite profiling or analytical chemistry capabilities, comprehensive metabolomics technologies are extremely rare. Accurate, unbiased metabolite identification across the entire metabolome introduces signal-to-noise challenges that very few labs are equipped to handle. Also, translating massive quantities of data into actionable information is slow, if not impossible, for most because proper interpretation takes two things that are in short supply: experience and a comprehensive database.

Only Metabolon has all four core metabolomics capabilities



Ability to interrogate thousands of metabolites across diverse biochemical space, revealing new insights and opportunities



Ability to integrate the data from different studies into the same dataset, in different geographies, among different patients over time



Ability to inform on proper study design, generate high‐quality data, derive biological insights, and make actionable recommendations



Ability to process hundreds of thousands of samples quickly and cost‐efficiently to service rapidly growing demand

Partner with Metabolon to access:


A library of 5,400+ known metabolites, 2,000 in human plasma, all referenced in the context of biochemical pathways

  • That’s 5x the metabolites of the closest competitor

Unparalleled depth and breadth of experience analyzing and interpreting metabolomic data to find meaningful results

  • 10,000+ projects with hundreds of clients
  • 2,000+ publications covering 500 diseases, including numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Cell, Nature and Science
  • Nearly 40 PhDs in data science, molecular biology, and biochemistry

Using our robust platform and visualization tools, our experts are uniquely able to tell you more about your molecule and develop assay panels to help you zero in on the results you need.

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Request a quote for our services, get more information on sample types and handling procedures, request a letter of support, or submit a question about how metabolomics can advance your research.

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Morrisville, NC 27560

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