Metabolomics is a nascent upcoming technology in the field of analytical biochemistry. It can be defined as a systematic study of unique chemical fingerprints that specific cellular processes leave behind. The metabolomics study engages study of metabolic profiles and their comparative analysis. The major hindrance profiling these metabolites is the analysis of all classes of compounds found in the organism and not a single entity like a cell, protein or DNA. Hence, to analyze such minutest details in the organism requires robust platforms. The mass spectrometry (MS) based profiling surmounts these glitches with incorporation of multiple ionization and detection platforms.
Metabolomics has its largest application in life sciences and has surged its growth with enhancement in technology along with greater involvement of computers, and is emerging as a new field -computational metabolomics. Its importance has been identified in other applications, especially food sciences, which help in identifying the quality of food, its taste and its nutritional value. With the high level of analysis required for this field, higher emphasis has been given for maintaining of databases and this has propelled the growth of management systems such as metabolomics laboratory management systems (LIMS). These labs benefit the study by augmenting efficiency, data integrity and security, collaboration and communication.
The other areas of applications for metabolomics are drug discovery, preclinical and clinical studies, with more consideration given by CROs (Contract Research Organizations) and have been identified to be useful for drug target identification and validation, prioritization, and optimization of diagnostic approaches and for oncology research purposes. The metabolomics market is estimated to be around USD 900 million by 2018 and expected to grow at a double digit CAGR in 2012 to 2018.
Rise in the number of clinical trials, toxicological studies, and health awareness for nutritional products, rapid growth of metabolomics data analysis software and solutions, and use of metabolomics as diagnostics tool for biomarker screening of diseases is expected to propel the growth of this market. The major challenges faced by the industry is of validation, however, with the positive aspects of drivers, it is expected to offset this.
Some of the major companies in this market are Agilent Technologies, Bruker Corporation, Metabolomic Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Waters Corporation, Human Metabolome Technologies, and AstraZeneca Plc.
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- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
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