Stanford group draws wide expertise from Microbiome Insights & others to complete Chan Zuckerberg Biohub’s Tabula Muris project

A detailed database of transcriptomic data from over 100,000 individual cells taken from the mouse model organism Mus musculus, titled Tabula Muris, is now available for use by biomedical researchers around the world. This work, completed by the The Tabula Muris Consortium, was a project funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. This database is the…

New publication from Mohn Lab shows diversity and significance of steroid-degrading bacteria is largely underestimated

Steroids in the environment accumulate from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Cholesterol, for example, is an essential part of cellular membranes and a natural source of steroids in the environment. Anthropogenic sources include steroid hormones associated with birth control pills. Regardless of where they originate, however, steroids have been found to accumulate in soil, wastewater…

Publication from Mohn Lab assesses genetic potential of the forest soil microbiome post-harvesting

Harvesting trees from forests, even when replanting efforts are made, has a huge impact on the long-term functioning of the soil microbiome. The unique microbial community in the soil performs essential tasks like decomposing plant material, which recycles nutrients for new plants to use. Plus, these microbes play vital roles in nutrient cycling such as…

PRESS RELEASE: Rebiotix and Microbiome Insights collaborate on a microbiome IBD tool for clinical development

Recent study provides proof of concept for using novel scoring system to define IBD-related changes in microbiome With a growing body of science linking gut microbiota to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a need exists in clinical settings to understand changes in the gut microbial community as they relate to IBD and its management. Two leading…

Study led by Afribiota investigators shows stunted growth in children is associated with gastrointestinal ‘de-compartmentalization’

Stunting, the impaired growth and development of children, affects an estimated 155 million children per year. This represents roughly 25% of the world’s children and there exists a substantial lack of knowledge regarding the underlying causes and potential treatments. Current thinking on stunting hypothesizes that contributing factors such as inadequate psychosocial stimulation, poor nutrition, and…

PRESS RELEASE: Microbiome Insights receives funding from the Government of Canada to develop new microbiome testing platform for managing chronic disease

Vancouver, British Columbia (September 12, 2018)—Microbiome Insights, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will receive a contribution of up to $190,249 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to help support the development of a new personal health platform of microbiome testing. Co-founded by Drs. Brett Finlay and…

New paper from Microbiome Insights co-founder on critical window for the gut microbiome in infants and the later occurrence of asthma

Among serious and chronic childhood diseases, asthma is the most prevalent. Currently there exists no cure for asthma—only treatments designed to help manage symptoms. Recently, a body of research attempting to unravel how this condition develops  in young children has emerged, so that prevention may one day eliminate or reduce the burden of this chronic…

As founding sponsor of Hanson Wade Skin Health & Dermatology conference, Microbiome Insights speaks about skin microbiome study design

With its globally leading expertise in skin microbiome testing, Microbiome Insights was a proud founding sponsor of the Skin Health & Dermatology Conference, held in San Diego September 10th to 12th, 2018. According to conference organizers Hanson Wade, the aim of the event was “understanding the underlying biology of the skin microbiome for translation into safe,…

Microbiome Insights co-founder Dr. Brett Finlay to speak at Institut Pasteur event

Microbiome Insights co-founder and co-CSO Brett Finlay will be one of the distinguished speakers heading to Paris from October 15th to 16th 2018 for the Institut Pasteur meeting: Modeling the Mammalian Microbiota Host Superorganism, Current Tools and Challenges. Knowledge about the role of microbiota and microbial metabolites in host functions and health has steadily increased…

Microbiome Insights hosts students for educational laboratory tour

JUNE 15, 2018 — Microbiome Insights was pleased to welcome an enthusiastic group of post-secondary students from Vancouver’s Alexander College this week for a laboratory tour and presentation. During the visit team member Ben Tantika, Senior Next-generation Sequencing Technician, described the cellular and molecular biology techniques used in research labs to answer scientific questions. The…

Dr. Julian Davies speaks at celebration marking the opening of Microbiome Insights’ new lab facility

The Microbiome Insights team gathered with nearly 100 clients, friends, and supporters on May 28th for a champagne reception to celebrate the company’s continued growth and the opening of its new laboratory facility in the award-winning Pharmaceutical Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The event was topped off by remarks by the…

PRESS RELEASE: Microbiome Insights, Global Leader in Microbiome Testing, Expands to New Lab Facilities on UBC Campus

Company’s rapid growth spurs move to new state-of-the-art facility VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Microbiome Insights, Inc. has announced the opening of its new laboratory on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The company, a leading end-to-end service provider for microbiome DNA sequencing and bioinformatic analysis, has expanded into its new state-of-the-art lab in…

Microbiome Insights to mark opening of new lab space with champagne reception and microbiome poster competition

Microbiome Insights, Inc. is planning to move operations into a new laboratory space in UBC’s Pharmaceutical Sciences building — and to mark the occasion, they will host a champagne reception with a poster competition open to local microbiome researchers. Poster competition details: The competition is open to all researchers and research assistants affiliated with UBC.…

Microbiome Insights included in list of BC’s top emerging life sciences companies

  MARCH 14, 2018 — Microbiome Insights is honoured to be featured in the 2018 Emerging Rocket List by the management consulting firm Rocket Builders. The Emerging Rocket List is part of “Ready to Rocket”, a business recognition program that showcases British Columbia’s technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth as well as…

PRESS RELEASE: Exploring the ‘second genome’ for new insights: Genome BC invests in local microbiome startup

DECEMBER 6, 2017 – As part of its Industry Innovation Program (I² Fund), Genome BC is investing CAD $750,000 in a local microbiome testing company—Vancouver-based Microbiome Insights (MBI), which provides next-generation-sequencing-based analytical testing and consulting services to microbiome researchers in academia and industry. The new funding adds to the company’s recent round of equity financing,…

Microbiome Insights sponsors inaugural Microbiome Human Nutrition Summit in Boston

Microbiome Insights Inc. was an exhibitor and sponsor for the first Microbiome Human Nutrition Summit, held Nov. 15-16, 2017 in Boston. The event was focused on helping prebiotic, probiotic, food, and pharmaceutical manufacturers translate microbiome research into next-generation food and nutrition products that improve human health. The conference covered a wide range of topics in…

At Understand Your Genome event, Microbiome Insights participates in latest discussions on genome sequencing for disease prediction and prevention

Microbiome Insights Inc. was an exhibitor and sponsor at the third annual Boston Understand Your Genome conference, held on Nov. 14, 2017. The all-day event centered on the progress and promise of genomic medicine and the issues regarding sequencing the genomes of healthy individuals for disease prediction and prevention. The conference topics included sequencing and…

At #ASHG17, Microbiome Insights offers a chance to win 50 complimentary samples for amplicon sequencing

OCTOBER 21, 2017 – The Microbiome Insights team travelled to Orlando on October 17th to 21st, 2017, to attend the American Society of Human Genetics 2017 meeting (ASHG 2017) as exhibitors. Visitors to the company booth could enter their card into a draw for complimentary amplicon sequencing of 50 samples, as they discussed with our…

Microbiome Insights recognized in BCIC-New Ventures Competition: Growth shows demand for capitalizing on potential of microbiome

October 4, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As researchers and companies around the world increasingly recognize the importance of the microbiome, they face a critical gap in expertise, according to one Vancouver biotechnology startup. Microbiome Insights, Inc., which conducts testing and bioinformatics on microbial communities for applications ranging from human health and disease to beauty products…

Microbiome Insights’ co-founders participate in Personalized Medicine Initiative webinar

MARCH 29, 2017 – Two of Microbiome Insights’ co-founders, CEO Malcolm Kendall and Dr. Bill Mohn, were key speakers this week in a webinar organized by British Columbia’s Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI). The webinar, open to participants across North America, focused on how microbiome research will contribute to personalized medicine as our knowledge advances. “Microbiome…

Microbiome Insights Tops BC’s 2017 Life Science Emerging Rocket List

MARCH 3, 2017 – After becoming one of nine companies included on the 2017 Life Science Emerging Rocket List in British Columbia, Microbiome Insights has been honoured with the program’s Ready to Rocket award in the Life Science division. The award is part of the Ready to Rocket business recognition program in British Columbia’s tech…

Microbiome Insights Included on CB Insights’ List of 20+ Startups Attacking the Human Microbiome

DECEMBER, 2016 – Microbiome Insights, Inc. was recently included on a list of microbiome-focused startup companies assembled by the venture capital database CB Insights. The platform identified the most well-funded private companies targeting the microbiome and mapped them according to the category in which they operate. Microbiome Insights appeared in the “genomics” category as a…

Microbiome Insights Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

September 23, 2015 – Microbiome Insights, Inc. is pleased to announce today the formation of its inaugural Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The board is comprised of leaders in the field whose work has led to significant breakthroughs in both basic and clinical understandings of the microbiome. The inaugural members are: Ken Croitoru, MD, gastroenterologist at…

Life sciences industry leaders form Microbiome Insights’ inaugural board of directors

MAY 30, 2015 — Microbiome Insights, Inc. is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Board of Directors (BOD). The members bring with them a wealth of knowledge from the global life sciences industry. Each one has achieved success in academic and/or industry roles and has contributed to groundbreaking advancements in their respective disciplines.…

Microbiome Insights Officially Incorporates

February 12, 2015 – Microbiome Insights, Inc. announced its official incorporation today as a company providing end-to-end services in microbiome analysis. These services, which include experimental design, sample testing, and bioinformatic analysis, are aimed at researchers in both academia and industry seeking to conduct microbiome studies. Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Microbiome Insights is a…