The Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) Metabolomics Platform (Metabo-HiLIFE) at University of Helsinki offers mass spectrometry (MS)-based analytical services for small molecular-weight metabolites, from untargeted to targeted analysis of samples from all life science research areas. Platform serves with open access policy, services available for both academic and commercial users.
FIMM Metabolomics Unit

FIMM Metabolomics/Lipidomics/Fluxomics Unit, a core service facility, is part of FIMM technology center and Nording EMBL partnership, one of the Biocentre Finland funded national infrastructure networks, and also HiLIFE supported RI. Our technology platform offers services for non-academic companies and academic researchers in many diverse scientific fields nationally and internationally. Our core facility provides high-throughput mass spectrometry based targeted quantitative and global metabolomics/lipidomics services to basic, biomedical, preclinical and clinical researchers. Services include targeted standardized quantitative analysis of hundred metabolites method for biomarker discovery, methods for epigenetics (folates), energy metabolism (TCA intermediates, NADomics), bacterial metabolites (SCFA) and neurotransmitters. FIMM is also an internationally recognized expert and service provider for tracer (15N, 13C, dH) flux analysis on biosynthetic pathways, from many different biological classes in various types of samples (biofluids, dried blood spots, cells, extracellular vesicles, cell organelle isolates, tissues, stool, biofilm, dental carries etc) from humans, animal models (mouse, rat, dog etc), C.elegans, drosophila, bacteria and yeast etc.

Viikki Metabolomics Unit

The Viikki Metabolomics Unit is focused on plant metabolomics. The unit offers both targeted and non-targeted analysis using UPLC-PDA-QTOF/MS, UPLC-QTRAP/MS and GC-QQQ/MS techniques. Additionally the unit offers analytical services for microbial, algal and cyanobacterial applications and pharmacokinetics and novel drug development.

Helsinki University Lipidomics Unit

Helsinki University Lipidomics Unit (HiLIPID) is specialized in compositional analyses of lipids, fatty acids and lipid mediators in animal and human tissues, cells and fluids. We are experienced in metabolic studies utilizing labeled precursors. We serve customers from the fields of environmental, ecological, basic biosciences, veterinarian and biomedical research. The services are tailored according to the needs of the customer and vary from supported equipment rental to full analytical service (including sample preparation, mass spectrometric or gas chromatographic analysis, and multivariate statistics).

Helsinki Small Molecule MS-imaging Center (Metabo-HiLIFE Platform)