, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 541–542 | Cite as

Supporting the industry sector of the metabolomics community: the remit of the Metabolomics Society’s Industry Engagement Task Group

  • Mark R. ViantEmail author
  • Daniel W. Bearden
  • Darren J. Creek
  • Oliver Fiehn
  • Donald G. Robertson

The overarching goal of the Metabolomics Society’s Industry Engagement Task Group is to enhance the relationships between the Metabolomics Society, the scientific community that it supports, and different companies including software and hardware vendors, service providers and users of metabolomics technologies within industry. The second goal is to improve the benefits provided by the Metabolomics Society to support the growth of metabolomics within industry, both as a tool for scientific discovery and as a commercial product. The third goal is to encourage industrial contributions toward the growth of the international metabolomics community.

Synergistic relationships between industry, academia and government scientists are critical to facilitate the continued growth of metabolomics. A report published in 2013 on the worldwide metabolomics market for clinical disease biomarker research and applications predicts double-digit growth up to 2017 (

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark R. Viant
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel W. Bearden
    • 2
  • Darren J. Creek
    • 3
  • Oliver Fiehn
    • 4
  • Donald G. Robertson
    • 5
  1. 1.School of BiosciencesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Chemical Sciences Division, Hollings Marine LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesMonash UniversityParkvilleAustralia
  4. 4.UC Davis Genome CenterUniversity of California−DavisDavisUSA
  5. 5.Applied and Investigative MetabolomicsBristol-Myers Squibb Co.PrincetonUSA

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