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Recent press releases

January 23, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to the University of the West Indies to Study Gut Microbiota in Childhood Asthma

January 21, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to Monash University in Malaysia to Explore Microbiomes of Indigenous and Hunter-Gatherer Communities

January 17, 2019 – uBiome Awards Grant to University of Northern Colorado to Study the Effect of Kefir on Inflammation in Cancer Survivors

January 16, 2019 – uBiome Launches Research Collaboration with to Potentially Predict Optimal Supplements for Crohn’s Disease

January 15, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Purna Kashyap, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, to its Advisory Board

January 11, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, MD, PhD, Nasal Microbiome Researcher, to its Medical Advisory Board

January 10, 2019 – uBiome to Host Microbiome Conference in Davos-Kloster, Switzerland in January

January 10, 2019 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Anders Cervin, MD, Acclaimed ENT and Sinonasal Disease Researcher, to its Medical Advisory Board

January 09, 2019 – uBiome Releases New Explorer™ Story to Help Consumers Understand Sleep Quality

January 07, 2019 – uBiome Releases New Explorer™ Story for Alcohol Metabolism

January 03, 2019 – uBiome Completes ISO 15189 Assessment, Internationally-Recognized Clinical Testing Accreditation

January 02, 2019 – uBiome Announces Launch of SmartFlu™, the First Doctor-Ordered, At-Home Cold anuBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Autoimmune Disorders

December 31, 2018 – uBiome Announces Launch of SmartFlu™, the First Doctor-Ordered, At-Home Cold and Flu Screening Test

December 28, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endocrine System Conditions

December 27, 2018 – uBiome to Host Second Annual Microbiome Conference at JP Morgan 37th Annual Healthcare Conference

December 26, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Microbiome Functional Features

December 24, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Florida State University to Study Effect of Dietary Intervention on Bone Health in Men

December 21, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Cardiovascular Disease Conditions

December 20, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jana Jandova, PhD, Assistant Scientific Investigator of Otolaryngology at the University of Arizona, to its Scientific Advisory Board

December 19, 2018 – uBiome to Host First Annual Microbiome Conference in Summer 2019

December 18, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Neurological Health Issues

December 14, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for Microbiome-Derived Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Immune-Microbial Dysfunction

December 12, 2018 – uBiome Receives Patent for New Method of Microbiome Analysis, from Sample Preparation to Data Generation and Results

December 11, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Morgan State University and Non-Profit Green and Healthy Homes Initiative to Study Effects of Environmental Molds on Microbial Diversity

December 04, 2018 – uBiome Announces First Stage of Companion Diagnostic Development in Collaboration with Puma Biotechnology, Inc.

December 03, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at UC San Diego, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 29, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD, Gastrointestinal Immunologist and Oncologist, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 28, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to MEBO Research, a Public Charity, to Study the Dynamic of Gut Microbiota in Idiopathic Malodor Production

November 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Brandon Wuerth, MD, Founder of IBDwatch, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 23, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, World-Renowned Gastroenterologist and Neuroscientist, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 21, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Cindy Geyer, MD, Faculty Member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 20, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to The Ohio State University to Study Microbiome Composition in Perinatal Women and Their Infants

November 16, 2018 – uBiome Awards Groundbreaking Grant to University of Denver to Study the Role of the Microbiome in Perinatal Depression

November 15, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Team of Urology Researchers at UCLA to Investigate Dietary Intervention in Prostate Cancer

November 14, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, Functional Medicine Expert, to its Medical Advisory Board

November 13, 2018 – uBiome Awards Groundbreaking Grant to Investigators at NYU Winthrop Hospital to Study Gut Dysbiosis Signatures in Multiple Myeloma Patients

November 12, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, President of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 09, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to University of Alicante Researchers to Study Influence of Diet on Gut Microbiome and Sports Performance

November 08, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Pablo Valenzuela, PhD, World-Renowned Biochemist and Entrepreneur, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 05, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Corrie Moreau, PhD, Director of the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum of Natural History, to its Scientific Advisory Board

November 01, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Christian Jobin, PhD, Co-leader of Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response at University of Florida Cancer Center, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 31, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD, Microbiologist and Science Writer, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Donnica Moore, MD, Women’s Health Expert and Advocate, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 24, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Katie Pollard, PhD, Director of the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 23, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, Co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 22, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Philip Bourne, PhD, Director of the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 19, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Whitney Bowe, MD, Esteemed Dermatologist, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 18, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of California San Francisco, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 17, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Srinivasa Reddy, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at UCLA, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 16, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Isabel Moreno-Indias, PhD, Senior Researcher of Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 15, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Steven Medwell, MD, Distinguished Colorectal Surgeon, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 12, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, Academic Director of Nutrition and Integrative Health, to its Scientific Advisory Board

October 12, 2018 – uBiome Launches Innovation Challenge to Advance Microbiome Clinical Outcomes Research

October 10, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches Research Collaboration with PlateJoy to Assess the Connection between Weight and Gut Health

October 04, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Leo Treyzon, Acclaimed Gastroenterologist & Clinical Nutrition Specialist, to its Medical Advisory Board

October 02, 2018 – uBiome Awards Grant to Harvard Medical School to Study Exceptional Responders to Cancer Treatment

September 21, 2018 – uBiome Announces Expansion into Microbiome-Based Therapeutics, Appoints Pharmaceutical Veteran Joseph Jimenez to Board of Directors

September 21, 2018 – uBiome Announces $83 Million Series C Financing

June 29, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Tiffany Lester, Medical Director of Parsley Health, San Francisco to its Medical Advisory Board

June 26, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Joel Kahn, Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, to its Medical Advisory Board

June 21, 2018 – uBiome Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 07, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Acclaimed Researcher Dr. Elaine Hsiao, PhD, to its Scientific Advisory Board

June 01, 2018 – uBiome Sponsors Second Annual Yog-a-Wish Event to Benefit the Make-a-Wish® Foundation

May 08, 2018 – uBiome Introduces ExplorerPlus™ at Inaugural HLTH Conference

May 07, 2018 – uBiome Co-Founder and CEO to Speak on Panel at Inaugural HLTH Conference

May 03, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Dr. Felice Gersh, OB/GYN and Internal Medicine Specialist, to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 30, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Renowned Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Balkus, to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 27, 2018 – uBiome Appoints Nutrition Expert, Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD to its Scientific Advisory Board

April 26, 2018 – uBiome Sponsors Annual Fundraising Walk, SF Take Steps, to Support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

April 13, 2018 – Brigham Young University Professors Publish Microbiome Study Results, Showing uBiome Explorer™ Kits Enhance Student Engagement in Undergraduate Science Courses

March 13, 2018 – uBiome, Leader in Microbial Genomics, Named One of the Most Innovative Companies of 2018 by Fast Company

February 06, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches New Research Study Allowing SmartGut™ Patients to Assess the Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Conditions

January 31, 2018 – uBiome Launches ExplorerPlus™ Metagenomic Sequencing-Based Product that Includes Viruses, Fungi, and Functional Genes, as well as Bacteria and Archaea

January 29, 2018 – uBiome, Microbial Genomics Pioneer, Launches World’s First Microbiome Counselor™ Program

January 26, 2018 – uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches SmartGut and SmartJane Microbiome Test Kits in Canada

January 17, 2018 – New Article Published in British Journal of Pharmacology Reviews How the Human Gut Microbiome Processes Food and Medicine

January 05, 2018 – uBiome to Present at the 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

December 26, 2017 – Submitted Publication from uBiome Examines the Use of Vaginal Self-Sampling and Its Potential Positive Impact on HPV Screening Worldwide

November 14, 2017 – uBiome Launches SmartJane™ – Revolutionary Test for Women’s Health

August 8, 2017 – uBiome Grant Will Enable UCSF Scientist to Explore ‘Spit Test’ to Predict Blood Infections in Young Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

July 12, 2017 – uBiome and Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine to Study Pathogen Transmission in Geriatric Communities

May 3, 2017 – uBiome Publishes Peer-Reviewed Scientific Paper in PLOS ONE on First Version of Technology for Gut Health Screening Test

February 14, 2017 – Study on How Marital Stress May Affect the Gut Microbiome with uBiome Microbiome Impact Grant

February 10, 2017 – uBiome Announces SmartBiome ID™: Sample-Agnostic Pathogen Detection Platform

February 8, 2017 – Boston Children’s Hospital and uBiome to Investigate Premature Births

January 26, 2017 – Stanford Medicine and uBiome Investigate Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Diabetes

January 18, 2017 – Dutch Journal of Medical Microbiology Publishes uBiome Science Editor’s Most Recent Microbiome Paper

January 11, 2017 – Self-Experimenting Scientist Receives uBiome Grant to Investigate Consequences of Long-Term Antibiotic Use for Skin Conditions

January 5, 2017 – uBiome Appoints Boston Children’s Hospital Genomics Expert, Dr. Olaf Bodamer, to its Advisory Board

December 22, 2016 – UCSF Researcher to Investigate Diabetes and the Microbiome in Filipino Populations with uBiome Microbiome Impact Grant

December 8, 2016 – uBiome Joins Google, SpaceX, and Oculus as 2016 World Technology Award Finalist

December 7, 2016 – uBiome Announces SmartBiome™, a Novel Comprehensive Metagenomic Deep Sequencing Research Platform

December 3, 2016 – uBiome Awards Microbiome Impact Grant to Explore Effects of Heavy Drinking and Smoking on Oral Microbiome

November 30, 2016 – Huffington’s Thrive Global Pop-Up Store Showcases uBiome Gut Explorer Kits for the Microbiome

November 11, 2016 – uBiome CEO Dr. Jessica Richman to Deliver Opening Keynote at American Medical Informatics Association Symposium

November 8, 2016 – Stanford Microbiome Pioneer Elisabeth Bik Becomes New Science Editor at uBiome

November 3, 2016 – uBiome Reveals Details of Clinical Screening Test for Gut Health

November 1, 2016 – uBiome Announces World’s First Sequencing-Based Clinical Microbiome Test

October 31, 2016 – uBiome CEO Jessica Richman Joins Sean Parker, Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington and Others, Speaking at Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH

October 4, 2016 – uBiome’s Laboratory Receives Accreditation by College of American Pathologists (CAP)

September 1, 2016 – uBiome Hires New Vice President of Research and Development: Dr. Audrey Goddard Joins from Genomic Health and Genentech

August 26, 2016 – Preventive Health Pioneer Dr. Michael McNamara Joins uBiome’s Advisory Board

July 21, 2016 – Eminent Harvard Geneticist Professor George Church Joins uBiome Advisory Board

July 12, 2016 – uBiome and University of Oxford Investigate the Relationship Between the Human Microbiome and Personality

June 30, 2016 – uBiome Completely Re-Imagines Microbiome Experimentation with New Launch

June 16, 2016 – uBiome Doubles Research Grant to Award Two Microbiome Researchers up to $100,000 Each

May 13, 2016 – uBiome Announces Over $1 Million in Microbiome Grant Funding to Support National Microbiome Initiative

February 25, 2016 – Impact of Sleep Disruption on Mental and Physical Well-Being Probed by uBiome, Australia’s CQ University, and University of Chicago

February 17, 2016 – uBiome Named One of World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare by Fast Company

Recent media highlights

July 18, 2017 – ELLE Magazine: Women in Tech: Star Tech Voyagers

May 23, 2017 – The Scientist: Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome

January 10, 2017 – Nature Biotechnology: Gut microbiome profiling tests propelled by customer demand

November 29, 2016 – Fast Company: The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

November 12, 2016 – Natural News: Startup will ‘DNA test’ your poop to analyze your gut health

November 9, 2016 – MedCity News: Are we ready for consumer microbiome testing?

November 2, 2016 – Fortune: Why Gut Bacteria Are Having a Moment

November 2, 2016 – IBD News Today: uBiome CEO Headlined Fortune Magazine’s Brainstorm HEALTH event

November 1, 2016 – FierceBiotech: uBiome launches gut microbiome sequencing test, reels in Series B

November 1, 2016 – TechCrunch: Gut health startup uBiome raised $22 million and is launching a DNA test for your poop

June 21, 2016 – Fortune: Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

May 30, 2016 – New York Magazine: Everything You Need to Know About Poop

April 27, 2016 – Wall Street Journal: A Timely Gut Check

April 25, 2016 – Sharp Heels: 3 Insights on the Importance of Patents and How Women Inventors Made Their Dreams Tangible

April 13, 2016 – Ars Technica: What do You Want to Know About Your Microbiome?

April 8, 2016 – Tech Crunch: 13 Women Leading the Life Sciences Movement in Silicon Valley

March 30, 2016 – Men’s Health: 5 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Improve Your Gut Bacteria

March 7, 2016 – Huffington Post: Sleep Deprivation Caused By Jet Lag And Shift Work Could Be Treated Through Your Gut Microbiome

February 26, 2016 – Medscape: Advances in Genomic Medicine “Unstoppable”

February 23, 2016 – Fast Company: uBiome Ranked #6 for Most Innovative Companies in the Healthcare Category

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