Sapient is a biomarker discovery lab enabling an entirely new scale of discovery – providing sponsors with expert services and actionable insights to better personalize disease prediction, diagnostics, and therapies.
Our transformative pipeline of small molecule biomarker discovery services integrates next-generation mass spectrometry systems, biocomputational expertise, and expansive human chemical databases to rapidly identify and translate new biomarkers of health, disease, and drug response.
A History of Discovery
Sapient has more than 10 years of experience in advanced discovery. Today, as an end-to-end biomarker discovery CRO, we are helping sponsors and researchers accelerate drug discovery and transform therapy with biomarker-guided insights.
Jain Laboratory was founded at the University of California San Diego with a mission to innovate mass spectrometry (MS) to enable deeper probing of human biology at population scale. This multi-disciplinary, 25-person team of chemists, engineers, mathematicians, epidemiologists, and physicians developed the next-gen MS systems we use today.
Jain Lab was awarded over $30M in Federal, Foundation, and Industry funding to tackle biological questions across diverse disease areas including heart disease, cancer, lung disease, liver disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disease, vaccine development, maternal fetal health, environmental studies, nutritional studies, and drug response studies.
Sapient was founded by the core Jain Lab members upon seeing the potential of its technologies to transform biomedicine. Now, Sapient is one of the largest capacity biomarker discovery labs in the world.
Sapient was awarded a $9.2M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support studies aimed at identifying biomarkers that can inform novel nutritional, disease-prevention, and disease-treatment interventions. This grant represented an extension of prior funding awarded to Sapient from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2020.
Mission, Vision, Values
As our company has evolved, our alignment with our founding values has never wavered. You can be confident that when you work with Sapient, you’re working with a team committed to:
We have to keep asking questions – and finding new ways to answer them – in order to advance human discovery.
We believe in taking full ownership of challenges and embrace the responsibility that comes with informing better drug development.
Collaboration that Catalyzes
We join the talents of our team with yours to drive new innovation, overcome challenges, and spark greater discovery.
A Culture of Quality
We adhere to the highest regulatory standards, have built a best-in-class team, and ensure quality in every action we take.