Targeted analysis is used to detect a set of known metabolites. This can be a very specific subset of metabolites or all known compounds present in our database. We can adjust our metabolite profiling protocol to the preferential detection of different chemical classes, lipid, polar or aromatic compounds. We are currently measuring a wide range of compounds (find additional details for the compounds in bold in the table further below):

Vitamins Organic Acids  Short Chain Fatty Acids
Carotenoids Sugars  Energy Metabolites
Flavonoids Fatty Acids
Glucosinolates  Volatiles
Amino acids Alkaloids

We have developed a comprehensive vitamin analysis that uses our accurate mass instruments to profile the vitamin composition present in products and biological samples. We perform this analysis in any biological sample and complex sample mixtures. The vitamin analysis can be applied to any food, beverage or other product. Our method is very sensitive, fast and robust.

An exemplary list of detectable vitamins is seen below. We are able to detect also conjugates, derivates and isomers.

Vitamin A Vitamin B9
Vitamin B1 Vitamin B12
Vitamin B2 Vitamin C
Vitamin B3 Vitamin D
Vitamin B5 Vitamin E
Vitamin B6 Vitamin K
Vitamin B7

Our method allows to profile all known carotenoids present in products and biological samples. At the same time it screens for unknown carotenoids and conjugates. We provide the carotenoid analysis in our laboratory as a service in any product.

An exemplary list of detectable carotenoids is seen below. We are able to detect many more and also conjugates.

Phytofluene Diadinoxanthin 2,2′-Diketospirilloxanthin Citranaxanthin
Lycopene Luteoxanthin Flexixanthin Crocetin
Torulene Mutatoxanthin 3-OH-Canthaxanthin Crocetinsemialdehyde
ß-Carotene Citroxanthin Pectenolone Crocin
alpha/delta/zeta-Carotene Zeaxanthin Phoeniconone Hopkinsiaxanthin
Alloxanthin Neochrome Phoenicopterone Paracentrone
Cynthiaxanthin Foliachrome Rubixanthone Sintaxanthin
Pectenoxanthin Trollichrome Siphonaxanthin Actinioerythrin
Cryptomonaxanthin Vaucheriaxanthin Astacein ß-Carotenone
Crustaxanthin Rhodopinal Fucoxanthin Peridinin
Lycoxanthin Wamingone Isofucoxanthin Pyrrhoxanthininol
Rhodopin Torularhodin Physalien Semi-a-carotenone
Rhodopinol Torularhodin Zeaxanthin Semi-ß-carotenone
Saproxanthin Astaxanthin Siphonein Triphasiaxanthin
Zeaxanthin Canthaxanthin ß-Apo-2′-carotenal Retro-carotenoids
Phleixanthophyll Capsanthin Apo-2-lycopenal Eschscholtzxanthin
Rhodovibrin Capsorubin Apo-6′-lycopenal Eschscholtzxanthone
Spheroidene Cryptocapsin Azafrinaldehyde Rhodoxanthin

Our comprehensive glucosinolate profiling method uses our accurate mass instruments to profile all known glucosinolates present in agricultural products. At the same time it screens for unknown glucosinolates.

An exemplary list of detectable glucosinolates is seen below.

Formula Metabolite Formula Metabolite
C10H17NO9S2 Sinigrin C14H19NO10S2 Sinalbin
C11H19NO9S2 Gluconapin C15H29NO10S3 Glucosibarin
C11H19NO10S2 Progoitrin C12H21NO10S2 Gluconapoleiferin
C11H19NO10S2 Epiprogoitrin C13H25NO10S3 Glucoalyssin
C12H23NO9S3 Glucoerucin C16H20N2O10S2 4-Hydroxyglucobrassicin
C11H21NO10S3 Glucoiberin C11H21NO9S2 Glucocochlearin
C12H23NO10S3 Glucoraphanin C12H21NO9S2 Glucobrassicanapin
C12H21NO10S3 Glucoraphenin C16H20N2O9S2 Glucobrassicin
C11H21NO11S3 Glucocheirolin C17H22N2O10S2 4-Methoxyglucobrassicin
C14H19NO9S2 Glucotropaeolin C17H22N2O10S2 Neoglucobrassicin
C15H21NO9S2 Gluconasturtiin C6H11NOS2 Sulforaphane
C15H21NO10S2 Glucobarbarin

The method aims to profile the amino acid composition present in products and biological samples. We perform this analysis in any biological sample and complex sample mixtures. We provide the amino acid profiling and quantification as a service in any product.

An exemplary list of detectable amino acids is seen below. We are able to detect many more.

L-Alanine L-Lysine ß-Amino-n-butyric acid Hydroxy-L-proline
L-Arginine L-Methionine DL-ß-Aminoisobutryic acid 1-Methyl-L-histidine
L-Aspartic acid L-Phenylalanine L-Anserine 3-Methyl-L-histidine
L-Cysteine L-Proline L-Carnosine L-Ornithine
L-Cystine L-Serine L-Citrulline Sarcosine
L-Glutamic acid L-Threonine L-Creatinine Taurine
Glycine L-Tyrosine Cystathionine L-Tryptophan
L-Histidine L-Valine Ethanolamine Urea
L-Isoleucine ß-Alanine L-Homocystine
L-Leucine L-a-Amino-n-butyric acid d-Hydroxylysine

Analysis of short chain fatty acids in biomaterial, food, feed and beverages.

Acetate
Propionate
Butyrate
Pentanoate
Hexanoate

Our methods are very sensitive, fast and robust.