The microbiome refers to the community of microorganisms that reside on human or animal hosts. Depending on the host site, microbiome strains can number in the hundreds to thousands, each containing a different set of genes that impart particular functions.
These organisms play a major role in overall host health, and carry out important functions pertaining to host nutrition, pathogen exclusion, and establishment of robust innate immunity. These organisms are so important to the host that individual stains and rationally designed mixes can have a therapeutic effect, helping to combat infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Resilient Biotics has developed a suite of computational and laboratory tools for the identification and validation of therapeutic microbiome strains.