January 27 – Full speed ahead for the new year

Welcome 2021! We have filled the analyst position and we’re ready to tackle the exciting new projects lined up for the facility. We will also continue to innovate analyses on our Lipidyzer platform. .

November 18 – Analyst position open at NPASR

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced LCMS analyst with desirable application to phytochemical metabolites, lipidomics, metabolimics. The selected candidate will function as a scientist and conduct experiments on QqQ, QTOF and Lipidyzer platforms. For application details, please access the posting.

July 28 – Price update for FY 2021

Starting July 1, 2020, there is a new setup fee of $200 for OSU/$260 for non-affiliates for eRAMP orders and samples submitted after this date. All other NPASR prices and rates have not changed–no increase!

June 15 – NPASR is open for business!

NPASR has resumed operations. Until further notice, we are accepting samples only by appointment, and we are only conducting meetings and consultations remotely (no in-person drop-ins) until further notice. Please email or call us if to coordinate sample drop-off.


Learn about the Voucher Program

Who We Are

Established in 2010, we are an Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center core facility in the Dept. of Food Science and Technology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

What We Do

NPASR provides investigators with expert bioanalytical method development and quantitative analysis. This resource supports development of methods and techniques to quantitatively determine nutrients and phytochemicals in foods. It also identifies these compounds and their metabolites in biological samples from human clinical trials and animal model investigations.


We are the collaborators of choice for state of the art LCMS analyses. Our core brings unique expertise and world class instrumentation to analytical exploration of foods and biologics to enhance grants and integrity of publications. We excel at targeted and untargeted metabolomics for metabolite discovery and biomarker identification. We serve The Ohio State University, as well as public and private domestic and international investigators.


  • Provide investigators with bioanalytical method development and quantitative analysis of nutrients and phytochemicals in foods and their metabolites in biological samples
  • Enhance understanding of the role of dietary compounds in cancer prevention and control
  • Metabolite, lipid and biomarker discovery through untargeted LCMS metabolomics and lipidomics techniques
  • Perform untargeted metabolomics and lipidomics services for cancer-related prevention studies