Genomics firm Metabolon has been awarded its 19th overall patent, the latest involving data analysis.

The company has now received six technology-specific awards.

The latest is for “Data Analysis Methods for Locating Entities of Interest within Large Multivariable Datasets.”

“The invention describes analysis methods and computational tools developed by Metabolon to quickly and accurately locate biochemicals, genes and proteins of interest in large multivariate data,” Metabolon says.

“The use of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics to answer a variety of biological questions has increased dramatically over the last few years. These ‘omics sciences generate massive amounts of data, and sifting through that data to identify biologically significant changes is a major rate-limiting step. The patented method enables the researcher to process, analyze, and interpret data more efficiently.”