uBiome, founded in 2012, focuses on microbial genomics. A citizen science starts up that sequences the human microbiome, it has raised over $100 million since its inception. The company combines its patented proprietary precision sequencing with machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop wellness products, clinical tests and therapeutic targets.
The Microbiome Grant Initiative is used to award microbiome research to select research institutions. In this case Florida State University (FSU) will receive funding to study design, planning, sample collection and analysis of microbial community structure and bone health in older men with regular prune consumption.