uBiome Awarded Eighth Patent for the Characterization of Skin Related Conditions

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The leader in microbial genomics was granted a patent for characterizing skin conditions such as eczema, dry skin, photosensitivity, and acne.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- uBiome announces the issue of patent number 10,169,541 entitled "Method

and System for Characterizing Skin Related Conditions" by the US Patent and Trademark Office on January 1, 2019 with a priority date of October 21, 2014. The patent is an invention by uBiome collaborators Dr. Zachary Apte, Dr. Daniel Almonacid, Dr. Jessica Richman, and Dr. Catalina Valdivia, and expands upon its current intellectual property portfolio.

The patented technology involves characterizing a skin-related condition such as eczema, dry skin, photosensitivity, dandruff, and acne, among others. Further, the patent involves developing a therapy to prevent or ameliorate skin-related conditions by analyzing biological samples from uBiome's patented kits.

This issuance will lead to further development in characterizing and designing therapies for skin-related conditions which may include probiotic, prebiotic, antibiotic, antifungal, phage-based, small molecule-based, cognitive/behavioral, physical, clinical, medication-based, and diet-related therapies. Together, these potential impacts could improve the treatment and management of skin-related conditions in an individualized and population-wide manner.

"With this patent, we hope to advance the science of skin-related conditions, which are on the rise and already affect millions of people worldwide," Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, said. "We are thrilled to continue expanding our intellectual property and growing our patent portfolio, currently the largest in the microbiome space."

For more information about our science and patents, visit http://www.ubiome.com/science/#patents.

_____ About uBiome Founded in 2012, uBiome is the leader in microbial genomics. The Company's mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. uBiome combines its patented proprietary precision sequencing™ with machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop wellness products, clinical tests, and therapeutic targets. uBiome has filed for over 250 patents on its technology, which includes sample preparation, computational analysis, molecular techniques, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

uBiome's commercial products include SmartGut™, the world's first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, which identifies microbes in the gut for patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD, IBS, Crohn's Disease, and ulcerative colitis; SmartJane™, the first sequencing-based women's health screening test, which genotypes all 19 clinically relevant strains of HPV, identifies four common STDs, and surveys more than 20 vaginal microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis and other conditions; and Explorer™, a health and wellness product to understand the role that food and lifestyle can play in wellness.

uBiome's platform has been used by hundreds of thousands of consumers, patients, and doctors and more than 200 research institutions around the world, including the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard University, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, San Francisco, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney.

Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018, as well as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.uBiome.com.

 

SOURCE Ubiome



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