uBiome

μBiome is a microbiome sequencing service that provides information and tools for individuals to explore their microbiomes. Based on research from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, the company has perfected the technology to perform large-scale studies.

µBiome, founded in 2012 through an initial crowdfunding campaign, has a partnership with the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute of Mental Health to research how treatments such as antibiotics alter gut microbes. The company also partners with Apple on the creation of an app to analyze gut bacteria. The app allows users to input information about health history, diet, and sleeping patterns and compare their microbiome with other users.