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Services

TMIC offers custom tailored metabolomics services that are many times faster, more quantitative, and far more comprehensive than any other facility in North America and provides a single source destination for fee-for-service metabolic profiling including comprehensive metabolite identification, quantification, and analysis for the medical, agricultural, food processing (including functional food and nutraceutical) as well as the environmental testing markets.

Check out our brochure for more information on metabolomics services.

Available Technical Services

TMIC offers the following technical services for the analysis of biofluids, tissues, bioproducts, bioprocesses, or crops by GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, HPLC and combined approaches:

  • Lipidomics (phospholipids, TAGs, DAGs, MAGs, CEs, and fatty acids)
  • Phytochemical analysis
  • Nutrients (general metabolite analysis)
  • Metabolic footprinting and fingerprinting
  • Food composition analysis
  • Biofuel composition analysis
  • Tissue imaging
  • Free bioinformatics tools

TMIC has extensive experience working with many types of samples and model organisms. If your organism or sample type does not appear on these lists, please contact us to see if we can still accommodate your needs. See here for more details on our available equipment.

We also provide comprehensive reports including metabolite identification and concentration, experimental and quality control methods, and statistical analysis.


Services

Untargeted Metabolomic Profiling - MS Imaging

Service
Number of compounds
!
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume
900

Academic/Government: $900 per sample

Whole organs or tissues
50

Academic/Government: $600 per sample

Whole organs or tissues

Platform Specific Metabolomic Assays - Absolute Quantitative Assays

Service
Number of compounds
!
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume
Up to 180

Academic/Government: $115

Industry: $160

30 - 50 µL
30-40

Academic/Government: $70

Industry: $144

100 µL

Academic/Government: $400

Industry: $600

Up to 250

Academic/Government: $125

Industry: $200

50 µL (as low as 5 µL depending on sample) or 10 mg (dried weight for tissue biospies)
50 - 220

Academic/Government:

  • Serum and plasma: $50
  • Other samples: $125/sample

Industry:

Serum and plasma: $75
Other samples: $180

300 - 500 µL
143

Academic: $60

Industry: $100

80 - 100 µL
Depends very heavily on sample, number of targets an elution times of target(s).

Global (Untargeted) Metabolomic Profiling - Untargeted Assays

Service
Number of compounds
!
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume
Accurate relative quantification of up to 2,500 metabolites (not features) in urine or 1,500 in blood or 1,000 in plant extract or 1,500 in cell extracts using one chemical-group labeling LC-MS.

Academic/Government:

  • $130 per one labeling LC-MS (duplicate analyses per sample)*
  • $75/hour for data analysis

* Up to four labeling methods can be applied to the same sample for the analysis of 1) amines/phenols, 2) carboxylic acids, 3) hydroxyls, and 4) ketones/aldehydes, separately. The combined results of these four submetabolomes can cover over 5,000 to 10,000 metabolites (sample depedent) per sample. A user can choose the labeling method(s) to analyze one or more chemical-group-based submetabolomes. Positive metabolite identification of 100 to 400 metabolites (sample dependent) based on retention time and accurate mass matches to labeled standard libraries is included in the analysis. The remaining metabolites are putatively matched to chemical structures in metabolome databases.

Industry:

  • $312 per one labeling LC-MS (duplicate analyses per sample)
  • $180/hour for data analysis
20-100 µL or 1-5 mg lyophilized powder
Up to 10,000 putative metabolites in urine or up to 8,000 in blood. Please contact us for other types of samples

Academic/Government:

  • $3000 (based on running 25 fractions; the price will be reduced if less fractions are analyzed at the expense of less number of putative metabolites)
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $5880
  • $180/hour for data analysis
40-200 µL or 20-100 mg lyophilized powder
Sample dependent

Academic/Government:

  • $300 (1st sample)
  • $150 for 2 CE-MS runs per sample
  • $75/hour for data analysis
  • Prices will be pro-rated based on total sample size

Industry:

  • $500 (1st sample)
  • $250 for 2 CE-MS runs per sample
  • $150/hour for data analysis
50 µL (as low as 5 µL depending on sample) or 10 mg (dried weight for tissue biospies)
>2000

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $150/hour for data analysis
50 µL
>4000 features

Academic/Government:

  • $140 for 2 RPLC-MS runs per sample (relative quantification)
  • $280 for 2 RPLC-MS/MS runs per study (lipid identification)
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $336 per sample (relative quantification)
  • $672 per study (metabolite identification)
  • $180/hour for data analysis
20-200 µL or 10-50 mg lyophilized powder
>5000 features

Academic/Government:

  • $140 for 2 RPLC-MS runs per sample (relative quantification);
  • $280 for 2 RPLC-MS/MS runs per study (metabolite identification)
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $336 per sample (relative quantification)
  • $672 per study (metabolite identification)
  • $180/hour for data analysis
20-200 µL or 10-50 mg lyophilized powder
>2000

Academic/Government:

  • $200 + sample prep
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

-$400 + sample preparation assuming standard GC×GC column configuration works – i.e. no custom method development - $180/hour for data analysis

6000 - 10000

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $240 for 4 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $480 for 4 UPLC-MS runs per sample
  • $150/hour for data analysis
75 µL

Targeted Metabolomic Profiling - Class Specific Assays

Service
Number of compounds
!
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume
10

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
2x10(6) cells or 50mg tissues
6

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
12

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
100 µL plasma/serum and 0.5 mL urine
7

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
2

Academic/Government

  • $200 (1st sample)
  • $60 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample
50 µL plasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells or 50mg tissues
50

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
25 µL plasma/serum, 1 uL bile, 200 uL urine, 2x10(6) cells or 20 mg tissues
67

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $150 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $300 for each additional sample
25 µL plasma/serum, 1 uL bile, 200 uL urine, 2x10(6) cells or 20 mg tissues
20

Academic/Government: $110

Industry: $155

50 µL
25

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for 2 UPLC MS runs per sample
100 µL plasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells or 50mg tissues
6

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
8

Academic: $40/sample

Industry: $60/sample

50-100 µL
20

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
50 mg tissues, 1x10(7) cells
60

Academic/Government

  • $400 (1st sample)
50 μL palsma/serum, 20 mg tissues
35

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
200 µL urine, 50 mg tissues, 1x10(7) cells
14

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
50 µL plasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells or 50mg tissues
7

Academic/Government:$75

Industry: $108

200 µL
40-50

Academic/Government: $35

Industry: $54

200 µL
9

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
21

Academic:

  • $400 for the first sample
  • $120 for each additional sample.

Industry:

  • $800 for the first sample
  • $240 for each additional sample.
100-300 mg, depending on tissue. Please inquire.
22

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
10

Academic/Government:

  • $200 (1st sample)
  • $60 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample
50 μL palsma/serum, 20 mg tissues
30

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
100 µL plasma/serum, 100 mg tissues
7

Academic/Government: $55

Industry: $90

200 µL
115 (sample dependent)

Academic/Government: $70

Industry: $144

200 µL
4

Academic/Government:$75

Industry: $108

200 µL
10

Academic/Government:$75

Industry: $108

200 µL
>2000

Academic/Government:

  • $200 + sample prep
  • $75/hour for data analysis

Industry:

  • $400 + sample preparation assuming standard GC×GC column configuration works – i.e. no custom method development
  • $180/hour for data analysis

Targeted Metabolomic Profiling - Pathway Specific Assays

Service
Number of compounds
!
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume
>50

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
50 µLplasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells, 2x10(5) neurons or 50mg tissues
>60

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $180 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $360 for each additional sample
2x10(6) cells/50mg tissues
70

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
50 µL plasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells, 2x10(5) neurons or 50mg tissues
30

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $180 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $360 for each additional sample
50 mg tissues, 1x10(7) cells
21

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
2x10(6) cells/50mg tissues
10

Academic/Government: $75

Industry: $108

200 µL
100

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for each additional sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for each additional sample
200 µL urine, 50 mg tissues, 1x10(7) cells
100

Academic/Government:

  • $400 (1st sample)
  • $120 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample

Industry:

  • $800 (1st sample)
  • $240 for 2 UPLC-MS runs per sample
50 µLplasma/serum, 2x10(6) cells, 2x10(5) neurons or 50mg tissues

Bioinformatics Support

Service
Number of compounds
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume

Specialized Services

Service
Number of compounds
Price (CAD) / sample
Volume

Please note:

  • All prices quoted are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Researchers from the public sector receive ‘Academic pricing’.
  • Large projects involving a combination of 3 or more services may be eligible for discounts of 10‐15%.

TMIC’s pricing model is in accordance with the Genome Canada Access policy for the Genomics Innovation Network:

  • Where the users are researchers from the public sector, pricing will be based only on the variable costs of providing the service (e.g., consumables, technicians’ salaries and consultation time)
  • Where the users are researchers from the private sector, full cost‐recovery is required, and the pricing will be based on both the variable costs as described above, and other direct costs such as overhead, amortization expense related to equipment costs, etc. Institutional overhead rates also apply to private sector projects.
  • Prices are set using the above criteria as guidelines. Variations in prices may be due to the type of relationship between the user and TMIC (collaborative or fee‐for‐service), the level of interaction required (e.g., with or without post data‐generation analysis), and the magnitude of the request which may benefit from volume cost savings. TMIC is not able to provide services to any users (collaborative or fee‐for‐service) at prices below the variable cost of the service as defined above.