Introduction to lipidomics

Lipidomics, the metabolomics of lipids; is a study of lipids and lipid metabolites in biological systems. "Lipid" is a general term for thousands of different lipid molecules, each of which has different chemical structures and biological functions. Their main function is to form the cell membrane of the organism, store energy, and act as hormones and signaling molecules.


        In recent years, many studies have pointed out that lipids are not only related to cardiovascular diseases and obesity, but also play an important role in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Therefore, identifying lipid molecules related to diseases will be lipidomics. The important task of physical research. Nowadays, lipidomics have developed techniques for analyzing the composition of lipids in cells and body fluids, just like the DNA sequencing of genomics.
        Lipidomics can not only be used in basic research and clinical diagnosis, but also in the development of functional foods, nutraceuticals and even cosmetics. However, the services currently available for lipidomics analysis are relatively rare, as their detection techniques are highly dependent on mass spectrometer fragmentation and the establishment of a library of lipidomics standards, the most difficult of which is the need to collect sufficiently large standards as mass spectrometry alignment maps. Therefore, even if there are only a few lipid species analysis, it is not only time-consuming, labor-intensive, and the data is simple and incomplete, and it is impossible to peek into the whole picture.

        In the future, T-BAL will be able to develop unprecedented clinical biomarkers using the "machine gun" mass spectrometer and high-throughput lipid measurement technology. This will be the basis for innovative new products in different fields, including multiple diagnostics, drug development, nutrition, cosmetics or industrial biotechnology. T-BAL's services will provide customers with unparalleled tools to develop products with significant competitive advantages