Metabolon Introduces mVision(TM)

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolon, Inc., the leader in metabolomics solutions for drug development and the discovery of new diagnostic markers today announced the launch of mVision, an integrated service providing the biomarker discovery, biochemical pathway analysis, and biological effect intelligence needed by scientists to confidently and effectively advance their research programs.

Based on Metabolon's advanced analytic and informatics platforms, mVision is designed to identify biochemical biomarkers from numerous chemical classes and various sample matrices including: plasma, serum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), cell extracts, and tissues. mVision's unbiased and non-targeted approach to biomarker discovery allows scientists to observe drug- or disease- induced biochemical changes over virtually the entire spectrum of biochemical pathways. This global screening can be accomplished without hypotheses of the biologic or biochemical effects of disease or the investigational drug.

"Together with Metabolon's other solutions, mSelect(TM), mVivo(TM), and mProveClinical(TM), mVision provides scientists with the unified biomarker discovery and pathway analysis platform they need to understand disease processes and to evaluate drug effects throughout their in vitro, in vivo, and human clinical studies," said Dr. John Ryals, president and CEO of Metabolon. "Because biochemical biomarkers are highly conserved between species, findings from early discovery research can be translated to predict results of later studies, including human clinical trials."

"With mVision, Metabolon continues to lead the evolution of metabolomics by extending biochemical signal detection to biomarker identification," said Ryals. "With Metabolon's family of discovery solutions, researchers can more effectively discover biomarkers for disease detection, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring as well as biomarkers associated with drug toxicity and efficacy."

About Metabolon

Metabolon is the industry leader in the discovery of biomarkers through the use of metabolomics, a powerful scientific approach for the discovery and development of drugs and the early diagnosis of disease. Metabolon's patented technology dramatically impacts drug discovery and development processes by accurately measuring the spectrum of biochemical changes and mapping these changes to metabolic pathways. Metabolon's technology can identify safer compounds for development, shorten a drug's time to market and identify novel biomarkers for earlier disease detection. In 2006, Metabolon was awarded a patent that broadly covers the metabolomic methods used to identify biomarkers seen in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). For additional information, visit http://www.metabolon.com.

Metabolon, Inc.

CONTACT: Stephanie Ferrell, Marketing Manager of Metabolon, Inc.,+1-919-287-3359, sferrell@metabolon.com

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