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The goal of this work was to enhance the capability of a novel, prototype software tool for the visualization and analysis of small molecule metabolite gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) data for biomarker discovery. The key features of the Metabolite Differentiation and Discovery Lab (MeDDL) software platform include support for the manipulation of large data sets, tools to provide a multifaceted view of the individual experimental results, and a software architecture amenable to modification and addition of new algorithms and software components. The MeDDL tool, through its emphasis on visualization, provides unique opportunities by combining the following: easy use of both GC-MS and LC-MS data; use of both manufacturer specific data files as well as netCDF (network Common Data Form); preprocessing (peak registration and alignment in both time and mass); powerful visualization tools; and built-in data analysis functionality. The latest version of MeDDL incorporates a variety of additional features which focus on expanding the GC-MS analysis capability of the platform in support of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) based biomarker research on-going in our laboratory.