Center for Innovative Technology - A Molecular Omics Resource

Full-service, flexible molecular omics solutions to advance your research.

Metabolic PathwaysBiomarker-DiscoveryHuman Metabolome

We offer streamlined workflows, cutting-edge resources, and a collaborative approach that allows you to focus on what matters most.

Mass Spectrometry Quality Assurance Control


Our subject-matter experts have over 30 years of combined experience in mass spectrometry, data analysis, and informatics pipelines.

We follow the metabolomics Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consortium (mQACC) guidelines for metabolomics research and reporting.  The Consortium’s recommendations are incorporated into our comprehensive Quality Management System and reviewed regularly for updates or changes. Our Quality Management System includes two important components that work hand-in-hand:

  • Quality Assurance

    Quality assurance (QA) enables us to design our processes toward high-quality outcomes (e.g., calibration, maintenance, and training plans; SOPs, data handling protocols).

  • Quality Control

    Quality control (QC) ensures that our processes conform to specifications and results are consistent, comparable, and accurate within limits of precision.

In addition, we are experienced in aligning our processes with federal guidelines (e.g., EPA Quality Assurance Project Plans).

Mass Spectrometry Innovative Analytics

Innovative Analytics

We are able to accommodate broad-scale small molecule omics research, data analytics, and data mining utilizing an extensive lineup of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instrumentation and software.

  • Recognized as a Waters Center of Innovation (Waters Corporation) and Agilent Thought Leader laboratory (Agilent Technologies)
  • Cutting-edge, multi-vendor omics instrumentation and technology allows for a variety of tailored applications giving us experience in clinical, microbiome, multi-omics, organs-on-chips, and many other research areas
  • Extensive expertise with multiple open source, custom developed in-house, and commercially acquired software packages
  • Open source and commercially available molecular omics libraries for feature prioritization, identification, and validation enable us to summarize complex data sets for you

A few of the CIT’s analytical partners, vendors, and resources:

Mass Spectrometry Vanderbilt - Collaboration Partner

Research Partners

No proprietary analytics, minimal learning curves, and a collaborative, tailored approach.

We are there to support you at every step! To minimize long learning curves and accelerate your research, we provide a collaborative experience with personalized, project-specific assistance.

For routine applications, we offer the following services:

  • Consultations for assistance with experimental design, explanation of service levels, biostatistical evaluation (as needed)

  • Cost estimates and assistance with funding applications

  • Sample preparation and processing

  • Small molecule omics analyses (global, untargeted and/or targeted workflows)

  • Analysis of metabolites, amino acid panels, lipids, and pathways

  • High-content, confocal screening microscopy for live or fixed cells

  • Data processing & interpretation (incl., filtering “noise”, data alignment, feature detection, data mining/prioritization)

  • Advanced data analysis (e.g., statistical analyses & modeling, metabolite validation)

  • Manuscript composition (incl., experimental descriptions, figures, response to reviewers as necessary)

Submit a Project Request

If you need results fast, jump-start the conversation by sending a project request via Vanderbilt’s iLab interface below. Sending a request in iLab helps us gather vital project information and allows us to get started more quickly.

Our team has over 30 years of combined experience in mass spectrometry, data analysis, and informatics pipelines. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Contact Us

To discuss your next small molecule omics research project, please request a consultation through iLab or contact us directly. We are enthusiastic to provide you with detailed information about the services we offer.

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