Which uBiome product is right for you?

SmartGut

Doctor-ordered gut health test

SmartJane

Doctor-ordered women’s health test

Explorer

Discover your microbiome without the help of a doctor

Who is it for?

Patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD or IBS, or symptoms such as gas, bloating or diarrhea.

Female patients with the need to know more about their own vaginal health and how to improve conditions, such as discharges or infections, through lifestyle or diet.

Designed for citizen scientists and academic researchers to conduct experiments relating to the microbiome

Doctor authorization required?

Yes

Yes

No

Where is it available?

US and Canada (other countries coming soon)

US and Canada (other countries coming soon)

203 countries and regions where online payments can be made with a credit card or PayPal

What is the price?

Fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. During current pilot period, any costs not covered by insurance will NOT be charged to patients.

Fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. During current pilot period, any costs not covered by insurance will NOT be charged to patients.

From $89 for one site to $399 for five sites.

Targeted at which body site(s)?

Gut microbiome exclusively

Vaginal microbiome

Gut, nose, oral, skin or genital microbiome.

Suitable for other sampling purposes?

SmartGut is solely for adult gut samples.

SmartJane is solely for adult vaginal samples

Yes! Sample kids, pets, home environment, etc.

Any age requirements?

Available to all ages, parental permission needed if under 18.

Available to everyone aged 18 years and older.

Available to all ages, parental permission needed if under 18.

How is sample collected?

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

Easy self-sampling at home, takes under three minutes.

What do results show?

Detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, lifestyle choices, and gut conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with specific infections, such as cervicitis, bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis.

Interactive online tools enable you to explore how your microbiome compares to others, and to monitor yourself over time.

Where does processing take place?

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

In our San Francisco laboratory, which is CLIA-certified and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), a standard only achieved by the top 3% of laboratories in the world.

Can you participate in scientific research?

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

Optionally enables you to anonymously participate in scientific research aimed at advancing understanding of the human microbiome.

We are pioneering a new era of microbiome-based precision medicine.

uBiome is the leading microbial genomics company.

We allow doctors, patients, and citizen scientists to learn about the human microbiome with unprecedented accuracy and speed.

Our awards

This year’s WSJDLive features technology leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers from around the world discussing the opportunities and challenges presented by the rapidly-changing world of tech

CNN’s close look at 30 innovative companies that are changing the world; uBiome selected in the Futurist Category

CNN 10: Start-ups to Watch

uBiome Ranked #6 for Most Innovative Companies in the Healthcare Category

Business Insider: 30 Under 30

Elle women in tech

Final 4 finalist; AdvaMed 2015 is the culmination of a year-long collaboration of the leading players in the MedTech Industry to foster innovations that improve value and address some of healthcare’s biggest challenges

Technology Winner; Recognizing outstanding achievement in the fields of technology, film, and design

Selected to join Nominet Trust 100, a project to find and recognize the most inspiring applications of digital technology for social good

Our story

uBiome was founded in 2012 by Stanford-, Oxford-, and UCSF-educated researchers.

Our Scientific Advisory Board includes Dr. Joseph DeRisi (MacArthur Genius and UCSF professor), Dr. Atul Butte (head of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF), Dr. Jonathan Eisen (leading microbiologist at UC Davis), Dr. George Church (leading geneticist at Harvard University), and many other leading scientists.

We are funded by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and other leading investors.

uBiome has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare (Fast Company), Top Prize at the IVY Awards, and CNN 10: Startups To Watch.

 

Nov 2012

uBiome founded with crowdfunding campaign for the uBiome IRB-approved microbiome study, raising more than $350,000. Scientific Advisory Board includes Dr. Joseph DeRisi (MacArthur Genius), Dr. Jonathan Eisen (leading microbiologist) and others.

Summer 2014

uBiome receives Series A funding from Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz.

May 2015

uBiome has academic partnerships with leading institutions around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, University College London, the National University of Singapore, and the Garvan Institute of Australia.

Nov 2015

uBiome announces research partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study hospital-acquired infections in 10,000 people.

May 2016

uBiome Publishes Peer-Reviewed Scientific Paper in PLOS ONE on First Version of Technology for Gut Health Screening Test.

Aug 2016

uBiome lab certified by College of American Pathologists, placing it in the top 3% of laboratories worldwide.

Nov 2016

uBiome closes Series B funding round led by 8VC, supported by other leading investors.

Nov 2016

uBiome launches SmartGut, world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, providing patients and doctors with actionable insights to improve gut health.

Nov 2017

uBiome launches SmartJane, world’s first sequencing-based vaginal microbiome test, providing patients and doctors with actionable insights to improve women’s health.

Scientific Research

Recent partnerships have included those with 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, National University of Singapore, and University College London.

 

uBiome in the media

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uBiome’s social mission

uBiome’s mission is to transform research into useful products based on the microbiome. Through our research with thousands of citizen scientists and dozens of universities, including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF and others, we have gathered millions of data points and built a set of tools that have enabled us to create clinical tests for doctors and patients.

For people

We are committed to empowering people to understand and take greater control of their health. Through our uBiome Explorer kits and our microbiome database – the largest in the world – we give people access to tools to better understand the microbiome.

For science

To advance the science of the microbiome, we work with over 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

For the world

We also work with over 150,000 citizen scientists in more than 80 countries. Our projects include large-scale citizen scientist studies, partnerships with researchers and organizations, and support for underfunded scientific discovery via our $1 million Microbiome Impact Grant Initiative (as part of the White House National Microbiome Initiative).

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