Igf::ot::igf Sbir Topic 341 Ph I Metabolomics Data Integration and Quality Assessment. Pots 16-066130.

Period of Performance: 09/19/2016 - 06/18/2017


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Infotech Soft, Inc.
Miami, FL 33131
Principal Investigator


Several studies suggest that metabolomics can play a significant role in the investigation of the etiology and progression for many diseases, including cancer. The variety of analytical technologies, laboratory platforms, sample preparation methods, and experimental designs used for metabolic profiling mean that the integration and harmonization of metabolomics data is a difficult challenge. To address these complexities the contractor proposes to develop the Metabolomics Data Integration System (MODIS). MODIS will employ cutting-edge cluster computing technologies to provide bioinformatics methods and database formats for the storage, processing, quality control, and integration of metabolite data across various laboratory platforms and analytical technologies, including LC-MS, GC-MS, and NMR. The development of these methods will position the research community to better leverage existing metabolomics data for the discovery of novel biomarkers and the understanding of the biology of cancer and other diseases.