Biocrates – metabolic phenotyping solutions

Biocrates is an internationally renowned developer of targeted metabolic phenotyping solutions, supporting the discovery and validation of biomarkers for complex multifactorial diseases.

Biocrates – metabolic phenotyping solutions


Biocrates is providing tools for a comprehensive insight into pathways and metabolic signatures of diseases (such as neurodegenerative diseases or cancer). All characteristic metabolic properties of a cell, tissue or an organism are described by its metabolome. Metabolomics allows the identification of biological markers serving as early disease indicators and therapeutic markers for the evaluation of treatment effects, facilitating the immediate understanding of deviations from normal. Biocrates enables the reproducible and quantitative analysis of more than 200 endogenous metabolites of several metabolite classes in kit format and more than 630 metabolites as in house lab service.

This metabolomics platform technology enables systematic quantification of many classes of relevant biological metabolites in cells, tissues, or body fluids. The targeted metabolomics approach being pursued by Biocrates was rendered possible by significant advances in mass spectrometry. The technology comprises an automated sample preparation workflow integrated with sensitive mass-spectrometric methods, a tailor-made software solution (MetIDQ Software) which controls sample management, data collection, data validation, and analysis. Biocrates’ technology platform offers LC-MS/MS, FIA-MS/MS and GC-MS quantification of metabolites through Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM), using triple quadrupole mass spectrometers.

Biocrates produces high quality Kits for metabolites detection. AbsoluteIDQ Kits are standardized and quality controlled research assays identifying and quantifying 188 metabolites from five different metabolite classes (amino acids, acylcarnitines, hexoses, biogenic amines and phospho- and sphingolipids). Biocrates Bile Acids Kit analyses bile acids from very small volume of either human plasma (16 bile acids) or mouse plasma samples (19 bile acids). AbsoluteIDQ Stero17 Kit allows a comprehensive steroid profiling from a single sample with simultaneous identification and quantification of 17 steroid hormones (mineralocorticoids, sex steroids and glucocorticoids). Biocrates Vitamin D Kit is the world-famous LC-MS/MS-based assay for the quantitative measurement of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2.

Biocrates was founded in 2002 by Günther Bonn, Adelbert Roscher and Hartmut Glossmann. This biotech company is now based in Innsbruck (Austria) and leaded by Wulf Fischer-Knuppertz as CEO. Metabolic phenotyping data allow detailed metabolic pathway analysis and identification of potential drug targets as well as their mode of action. Combined with other “omics”-techniques, metabolic phenotyping supports the identification of gene functions, providing a complete system biological diagnosis for an improved personalized medicine approach.

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Biocrates – metabolic phenotyping solutions – metabolic phenotyping – metabolomics – AbsoluteIDQ – Bile Acids Kit – Vitamin D Kit – Günther Bonn – Adelbert Roscher – Hartmut Glossmann – Wulf Fischer-Knuppertz

Biocrates – metabolic phenotyping solution – metabolic signature – metabolomics – metabolite – mass spectrometry – MetIDQ Software – LC-MS/MS – FIA-MS/MS – GC-MS – Multiple Reaction Monitoring – MRM