BRISBANE, Australia – June 26, 2017 – At the Metabolomics Society Meeting 2017, Bruker announces a new solution for the quantification of metabolites in urine using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Urine metabolic analysis is particularly valuable and information-rich, because the metabolic pathways of a wide range of nutrients, drugs and environmental contaminants can be identified in urine, even if urine is very complex to analyze. The new B.I.QUANT-UR™ module of Bruker’s successful Avance® IVDr (In Vitro Diagnostics research) 600 MHz NMR platform now provides precise, sensitive and fully reproducible results that have demonstrated great potential in preclinical animal and clinical/translational research.
Bruker’s Avance IVDr platform is optimized for clinical and translational research. It uses standard operating procedures (SOPs) in B.I.Methods to automatically generate highest quality spectra, with full quantitative reproducibility and lab-to-lab transferability, from urine measurements. This ensures the highest quantitative precision and reliability of analytical and statistical results, at a throughput of approximately 80-100 urine samples in 24 hours. Access to the Bruker Data Analysis server provides automated remote analysis.
B.I.QUANT-UR can quantify up to 150 metabolic compounds, including disease markers and non-targeted classification against healthy newborn models, opening new areas of research in frequent diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. Additonally, the tool can be used to investigate the role which nutrition and environmental conditions play in health, including functional food efficiency and drug dosage. The IVDr profiling modules B.I.QUANT are for research use only and are not released for clinical diagnostics. For more information visit: www.bruker.com/IVDr
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