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.

Patients with the desire to, alongside their healthcare provider, learn more about their own vaginal health and how to improve conditions, such as discharges or infections, through lifestyle or diet.

Health and wellness tool to help you better discover how diet and lifestyle affect your 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?

uBiome clinical tests are fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. We have patient assistance programs in place to assist eligible patients with the remaining patient responsibility.

uBiome clinical tests are fully or partially covered by most health insurance companies under “out-of-network” healthcare benefits. We have patient assistance programs in place to assist eligible patients with the remaining patient responsibility.

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.

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Microbiome Grant Initiative

We can help your microbiome research!

Our technology provides an easy way to add microbiome sequencing to any study. Our collection kits are optimal for research studies due to their stability and simple sampling protocol. In addition, research participants in your study can have access to their own microbiome results on our user-friendly web portal.

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Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are a researcher (at any career level) at an academic institution, or other not-for-profit research institution or group, anywhere in the world.

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Award Process

Your proposal will be reviewed by our team during our bi-monthly review sessions. If accepted, we will award all the kits necessary to complete your research project. Select projects will also receive support in study design, planning, analysis, and publication from our bioinformaticians and scientists trained at UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, and other top institutions.

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Upcoming Deadlines for Proposal Submission:

10-01-2018 12-31-2018 02-01-2019

How to Apply

Click here to download application instructions and tips for writing your proposal.
Please email your proposal and CV or Biosketch to: researchpartnerships@ubiome.com

Questions?

Contact us at researchpartnerships@ubiome.com with any questions or to set up a phone call to discuss your research interests further.

Ongoing collaborations and previous awardees

uBiome has partnered with hundreds of academic organizations including Stanford, UCSF, UNC Chapel Hill, Harvard, Oxford, Mass General, Boston Children’s, and many other institutions. Our recently awarded grants represent diverse research areas ranging from gastrointestinal conditions to oncology to psychiatry to dentistry.

uBiome has produced such consistent data for my projects, I can’t publish them fast enough! As an academic, it is a deep relief to have research partners that rapidly complete analyses and return data. I can do sequencing in my lab, but the level of precision achieved by uBiome’s standardization is incomparable. Their data is solid. My science and clinical work have advanced due to their analyses, and moreover from our conversations. Thank you uBiome!

— Dr. Jeremy Horst DDS, PhD, UCSF

Our team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has pioneered the investigation of the intestinal microbiota in eating disorders. In our early studies, we identified an imbalance in the intestinal microbiota in individuals with anorexia nervosa and now, via our partnership with uBiome, will explore the topic further and faster in individuals with bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Our partnership with uBiome has accelerated the pace and scope of this research. Together, we are working to better understand the nature of the bidirectional relationship between eating disorders and the intestinal microbiota.

— Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, UNC Chapel Hill
Check out our recent blog post to read more about Dr. Bulik’s project.

Working with uBiome has enabled us to establish the microbial abundance from healthy vaginal samples and in conditions associated with bacterial vaginosis in Africa. Our work with uBiome to investigate the gut microbiome of lean and overweight individuals, those with diabetes, and individuals that consume fermented and fast foods, has resulted in over five manuscripts. These achievements could not have been possible without uBiome as little or no funding agencies are present in Africa. I look forward to more collaborations with uBiome in the near future.

— Dr. Kingsley Anukam, PhD, University of Benin/Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.

Previous Grant Recipients Hana Kahleova and Arshan Nasir discuss their projects in recent posts on our blog:
Positive Impact Plant Based Diet health
Distinct Diverse Pakistani Microbiome

About uBiome

uBiome is the leader in microbial genomics. Our scientific advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and statistical genetics, as well as the largest database of microbiomes in the world, allow us to create revolutionary products. Learn more about our Products.

We use Precision SequencingTM technology to identify and quantify the trillions of microorganisms that make up the human microbiome. We perform sequencing using the Illumina platform, and our strict engineering and microbial controls allow for exceptional reproducibility. We have six issued patents and over 150 patent assets, as well as 20 papers and presentations from our scientific team based on the technology developed at uBiome. Read more about our Science.