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- Typical 25 working days after sample receipt for raw data delivery
Metabolomics is the scientific study of chemical processes involving metabolites, the small molecule substrates, intermediates and products of metabolism that occur within cells, biofluids, tissues or organisms. Collectively, these small molecules and their interactions within a biological system are known as the metabolome.
Metabolites and their concentrations directly reflect the underlying biochemical activity and state of cells and tissues. BGI’s metabolomic solutions therefore provide researchers a way to study the ‘chemical fingerprint’ that specific cellular processes leave after they have finished.
BGI has extensive experience in the field of metabolomics and offers a wide range of services including overall metabolite profiles as well as targeted small molecule analysis services.
By applying state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS systems and techniques, BGI offers validated metabolomics workflows including:
Liquid chromatography system: Waters ACQUITY UPLC I-Class
Liquid chromatography column: Waters C18, HILIC
Orbitrap: Thermo Q Exactive HF, Q Exactive
Triple Quad: SCIEX QTRAP4500/5500/6500, Waters Xevo TQS, TQD
Q-TOF: Waters Xevo G2-XS QTOF
GC-MS: Agilent 7890B GC System/5977A MSD, Thermo TRACE 1300/TSQ 9000
ICP-MS: Agilent 7700 Series
BGI’ s targeted metabolomics service involves the detection and analysis for specific metabolites. By quantifying the small molecules with reference to established standards, BGI’ s targeted metabolomics service can accurately monitor the dynamic metabolic process, uncover relevant metabolic mechanisms and verify potential metabolic biomarkers.
BGI provides LC-MS/MS untargeted metabolomics services to support biomedical and biotechnology applications. Our Untargeted Metabolomics services are designed to obtain a metabolite profile and screen for differentially-expressed molecules in the sample.
We provide panels for both standard metabolome profiling (water-soluble metabolites, amino acids, organic acids, amines, etc.) and lipidome profiling (polar and non-polar lipids, lipidic metabolites, etc.)
Analyses of gut microbiota and plasma bile acids enable stratification of patients for antidiabetic treatment
Gut microbiome and serum metabolome alterations in obesity and after weight-loss intervention
Lipidomic profiling reveals distinct di erences in plasma lipid composition in healthy, prediabetic and type 2 diabetic individuals
Lipidomics profiling reveals the role of glycerophospholipid metabolism in psoriasis
Integrated metabolomics and metagenomics analysis of plasma and urine identified microbial metabolites associated with coronary heart disease
Contact your BGI account representative for the most affordable rates in the industry and to discuss how we can meet your specific project requirements or for expert advice on experiment design, from sample to bioinformatics.
After mass spectrometry data acquisition, we use the commercial software Progenesis QI (version 2.2) (Waters, UK) and the self-developed metabolomics R software package metaX to undertake statistical analysis of mass spectral data, wherein metabolite identification is based on the databases KEGG, HMDB and LIPID MAPS.
BGI proteomics services are available from our state-of-the-art laboratories in China, where experienced personnel care for your samples.
We can process a large variety of tissue and cell sample types. Contact your BGI account representative for details for your samples.