Metabolon Enters into Collaboration with GSK

  Metabolon Enters into Collaboration with GSK

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- May 13, 2014

Metabolon, Inc., a leading diagnostics and research services company offering
metabolomics research platforms, has entered into a collaboration with
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to provide metabolomic profiling services and to
collaborate on other research projects leveraging Metabolon’s leading
DiscoveryHD4™ platform.

The collaboration will give GSK access to Metabolon’s bioinformatics tools
along with the company’s proprietary disease ontologies, as well as
visualization tools that will integrate metabolomics data with existing
genomics and proteomics data. John Ryals, Metabolon President and CEO
commented, “We are pleased to announce a collaboration with GSK. We believe
that embedding metabolomic profiling capabilities at the various stages of R&D
is important to enhance the phenotypic ‘picture’ with the aim of yielding
translatable, meaningful results. Gaps of knowledge can be bridged through the
understanding metabolomics provides, which could lead to better targets,
higher quality molecules, faster time to the clinic and reduced risk and
cost.”

Metabolon, Inc. has completed thousands of metabolomics studies across
numerous therapeutic areas and has developed expertise in metabolic pathways
and targets that are involved in the onset of disease and its progression.
Metabolon’s technology platforms are robust and known for their rapid,
repeatable results. Expert, credentialed biochemists interpret biological data
to yield actionable insight into key disease metabolic processes, drug action,
and patient response.

About Metabolon

Metabolon is a world-leading, commercial-stage metabolomics company.
Metabolomics is a rapidly evolving field of biochemical research and discovery
focused on the measurement of small molecules involved in metabolism.
Metabolon’s proprietary metabolomics technology maps these small molecule
pathways to identify diseases, discover biomarkers, and better understand
complex biological processes. The company’s Metabolytics business uses its
proprietary metabolomics technology to conduct sponsored studies for life
sciences researchers in industry and academia, which provide insight into
complex biochemical processes. Data from these studies are used to populate
Metabolon’s large and growing metabolomic information and pathway knowledge
databases, which generate new product ideas for the company’s Diagnostics
business. For more information, visit www.metabolon.com, or email
jryals@metabolon.com or call 919-287-3364.

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Contact:

Metabolon
John Ryals, 919-287-3364
jryals@metabolon.com
 
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