Metabolomics Technology Applied to Diabetes Research

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolon, Inc., leaders in global metabolomics, biomarker discovery and biochemical analysis, announces the publication of "Metabolic Footprint of Diabetes: A Multiplatform Metabolomics Study in an Epidemiological Setting" in PLoS ONE.

Data from Metabolon's non-targeted biochemical profiling platform was combined with data collected from targeted metabolomics platforms to identify metabolic signatures that are associated with Type 2 diabetes. The proof of concept study illustrates the value of using metabolomics to identify biochemical pathways affected by Type 2 diabetes. The authors show that functional metabolomics can contribute to the development of a more sophisticated classification of the disease and lead to optimized diagnosis and treatment options.

Copies of the paper can be accessed from PLoS ONE: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0013953

About Metabolon

Metabolon is a diagnostics and services company offering the industry's leading biochemical profiling platform. Metabolon's patented platform provides a global analysis of complex biological samples for the discovery of markers and pathways associated with drug action and disease. This metabolomics-driven approach enables the identification of biomarkers useful for the development of a wide range of diagnostics and provides insight into complex biochemical processes such as drug action, toxicology and bioprocess optimization.

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