Metabolon Expands Data Access Strategy to Include Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS) Study

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Metabolon to collaborate with NTU Singapore's medical school to identify biomarkers for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolon, Inc., the global leader in providing metabolomics solutions that advance a wide variety of research, diagnostic, therapeutic development, and precision medicine applications, today announced a new partnership with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) to identify biomarkers using data from the Health for Life in Singapore (HELIOS) study.

The HELIOS study, established and led by NTU LKCMedicine, aims to understand the health of the Singaporean population by collecting deep phenotypic data regarding lifestyle, environment, and genes that may influence health. HELIOS has captured insightful data across a broad range of diseases, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, coronary artery disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frailty, aging, osteoporosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Metabolon will leverage HELIOS data to identify biomarkers to support the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other chronic diseases. The collaborative data agreement and long-term follow-up of cohort participants will enable the investigation of the complex relationship between environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors that may lead to subsequent disease.

"We are diversifying cohort partnerships as we continue to expand our disease coverage strategy. We're eager to start this exceptional partnership with HELIOS," said Rohan Hastie, Ph.D., President and CEO of Metabolon. "The fact that disease prevalence changes with ethnicity makes it important to capture the metabolome from diverse cohorts. Additionally, geographical location and culture present an enormous influence on the microbiome. The opportunity to stu...

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