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Targeted Metabolomics

Relying on advanced sequencing systems and cutting-edge technologies, Creative Proteomics provides global customers with targeted metabolomics services. We provide one-stop service for metabolite extraction, mass spectrometry detection and data analysis, to help you conduct refined metabolite studies.


Targeted Metabolomics

Targeted metabolomics is the detection of absolute levels of targeted metabolites in samples. Compared with whole metabolomic analysis, targeted metabolomics is characterized by high specificity, high sensitivity and accurate quantification. On the one hand, as an extension of the whole metabolome, the targeted metabolome can provide powerful support for the subsequent in-depth research and development of metabolic molecular markers. On the other hand, the accurate quantitative analysis of certain metabolites can also be combined with other experimental data to reveal the relevant molecular biological mechanisms.

Technical advantages of targeted metabolomics

  • Strong specificity: Targeted metabolome analysis has strong specificity because it is specific to specific metabolites.
  • High sensitivity: The sensitivity can reach the pg level, allowing accurate quantification of low abundance metabolites.
  • Accurate quantification: The quantification of targeted metabolites is based on a strict standard curve for the quantification of standards, so the precision and accuracy of the assay are guaranteed.

Applications of targeted metabolomics

  • Accurate quantification of target metabolites.
  • Detection and identification of medium / low abundance metabolites, or bulk detection and identification of secondary metabolites.
  • Screening for disease markers.
  • Validate hypotheses proposed by untargeted metabolomics or other histologies.
  • Study metabolic models for specific metabolites.
  • Conduct biological studies to build species metabolite databases.

List of Targeted Metabolic Compounds We Can Offer for Testing

We can test for metabolites including but not limited to those listed below. If you would like to know more, please contact one of our sales or technical engineers.

  • Amino acids
  • Phytohormones
  • Carotenoids
  • Anthocyanins
  • Flavonoids
  • Bile acids
  • Short-chain fatty acids
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Alkaloids
  • Flavonoids
  • Anthocyanins
  • Central carbon-related substances

Advantages of Our Targeted Metabolomics Services

  • Multiple platforms for your flexible choice:
    LC-MS/MS: Liquid Phase - Waters ACQUITY UPLC, Mass Spectrometry - SCIEX QTRAP 4500/5500/6500 and Waters Xevo TQ-S
    GC-MS: Agilent 7890B-5977A, Thermo TRACE 1300-TSQ 9000
  • Personalized experimental protocols: select different pretreatment methods according to sample types, optimize chromatographic separation and mass spectrometry conditions, etc. Targeted metabolite detection greatly improves sensitivity, accuracy, specificity and reproducibility, thus achieving absolute quantification of metabolites.
  • Wide range of detection items: Targeted detection items cover fatty acids, amino acids, bile acids, hormones, neurotransmitters and other endogenous metabolites.
  • Professional detection and analysis capability: strict quality control system, together with ultra-high resolution detection system and professional data pre-processing and analysis capability, ensure reliable and accurate data.

Service Workflow

For targeted metabolomics services, we followed the basic workflow shown below. At the same time, Creative Proteomics has developed a variety of new sample preparation technologies, and we will adjust the experimental methods and optimize the experimental conditions according to the different properties of the samples.

Service Workflow of Targeted Metabolomics -Creative Proteomics

Sample Requirements

  • Serum, plasma ≥ 200 μL
  • Urine ≥ 500 μL
  • Animal and clinical tissue ≥ 200 mg
  • Feces, intestinal contents ≥ 200 mg
  • Cells ≥ 107
  • Microorganism ≥ 107 or ≥ 100 mg
  • Culture broth, fermentation broth ≥ 1 mL
  • Plant tissue ≥ 1 g

The sample requirements for testing different metabolites are different, please contact our sales or technical engineers for details.

Repeat Requirements

The number of biological repetitions required for each group of samples is as follows, the more repetitions the better.

  • Plant, microbial, cell samples ≥ 6
  • Animal samples ≥ 10
  • Clinical samples ≥ 30

Creative Proteomics provides detailed targeted metabolomics services, please contact us for more information. We deserve your trust.

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