NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RTI International has received a contract from the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to create a metabolomics center where metabolites will be synthesized for use by researchers, the nonprofit research institute said today.

The five-year contract for up to $4.1 million will go toward setting up the Metabolite Standards Synthesis Center where RTI scientists will chemically synthesize metabolites that will be made available to the scientific community as a standard of comparison to help identify and detect diseases.

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