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There is no minimum number of samples to run the experiment. The minimal required volume per sample is 450 µL (for blood samples). For further details please refer to the attached FAQs_Preanalytics.

In general our platform provides quantitative data.

Based on our steadily growing metabolite database (a list will be provided for subsequent discussions) we would be able to discuss customized inclusion of further metabolites. In principle, we can check for all metabolites in one sample and would then quantify the identified ones. In average, 100-200 metabolites/parameters are reported, depending on the matrix and composition of the sample.

As our system has a high level of reproducibility, there is no need for the measurement of duplicates. Depending on the metabolite under consideration, the precision values ​​are in the range of a few percent. However, if you are interested in the measurement of duplicates, e.g. for the determination of certain precision CVs for single parameter, this is absolutely feasible.
Several prototypes to address these questions are in development and could be applied at a later stage, because once digitized biosamples can be re-analyzed at any time.Especially the unbiased comparison to our profile database will provide interesting insights and could be considered in a collaborative set up.

We have set up a large database with individual metabolite profiles. Based on these, comprehensive comparisons and analyses can be performed.

The processing times for the metabolite profiling for up to 1000 samples (blood or urine) are less than 7 working days after receipt of the material. The processing time for the statistical analysis and biological interpretation depends on the complexity of the question.

Please contact customer support, we will be happy to provide a customized quotation. In general, metabolite profiling is approx. 100€ per sample.

Finally, also the output depends on the question you have. Absolutely, a detailed report for all statistical analysis performed and lists including the metabolite concentrations for each sample are available. If required, we can also send a detailed report for each single sample.

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Dr. Roland Geyer

10+ years experience in NMR-based metabolomics and diagnostic.

Dr. Renate Kirchhöfer

CDO & Co-Founder
20+ years developing NMR-applications and bringing them to regulated markets.

Dr. Fritz Huber

CEO & Co-Founder
20+ years developing and marketing NMR-based assays—he is a pioneer in this field.

Dr. Ali Tinazli

CEO, lifespin GmbH

15+ years in Fortune 100 corporate strategy and entrepreneurship (SONY, HP).