Metabolomics or Metabonomics is the scientific study of chemical processes involving metabolites. Metabolomics has become a new experimental technique that is being widely used in biology, medicine and the environmental sciences. Metabolites are small molecules that are present in blood, urine, and tissues. The pattern, or fingerprint, of metabolites in a biological sample is used to learn about the health of organisms. The unique patterns of metabolites are widely used to diagnose specific diseases. A metabolome is the terminology used in metabolomics to describe the comprehensive and quantitative analysis of all the metabolites of an organism. Metabolomics is a relatively new field of omics research compared to other similar fields such as genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics.
The analysts forecast the Global Metabolomics market will grow at a CAGR of 24.26 percent over the period 2013-2018.
The Global Metabolomics market can be divided into eight segments: Mass Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Metabolomics-on-a-chip, Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Capillary Electrophoresis, and Electrochemical Array. These are the sets of methodologies and technologies that transform unstructured and structured data into meaningful and useful information processes.