Ubiome is a company looking at the way in which health is related to the bacteria which live in (and on) us – focussing on our gut, skin, mouth, genitals and nose. They went from being a crowd-funded start-up to working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in three years, and are growing both their database and army of ‘citizen scientists’ at considerable speed.
uBiome is using a new model of science to explore a little understood area of human biology with new technology – and it is doing it fast. With backing from stalwarts in the Silicon Valley scene, such as Andreesson Horowitz and Y Combinator, they are developing the largest database on the microbiomes existing in, and alongside, volunteers. As everyone’s microbiome consists of between two and six pounds of bacteria – carrying out vital activities within your body – this knowledge may have profound impact on our understanding of disease. The Center for Disease Control is using their tools to research hospital acquired infections, and uBiome launched a clinically meaningful (and physician focussed) gut biome test in late 2016.
Prepare to meet a company who is carrying out research which may change the way we even think about our health.
One more stop, one new lens to look on our health – find out more at https://ubiome.com
Ubiome is just one of the stops we will be making in San Francisco. We will see how they see the industry changing – and hear about what part they are playing in it. Experiencing the full range of disruption – from start-ups, to investors, physicians and academic centres, we will be astounded at the pace and possibility of change.
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