Ensuring sample storage remains consistent is important for good results when analyzing them. When there are problems with the storage infrastructure it is critical to find out quickly.
Dr. Pieter Dorrestein – Leadership Team Member, UCSD Microbiome
XiltriX, a laboratory solution that provides data acquisition, analysis, reporting and documentation for compliance and validation, has joined the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) as an industry affiliate. XiltriX measures and monitors lab equipment, such as fridges, freezers, storage tanks and other vital equipment to ensure that it is functioning properly, across the UCSD campus, in real-time.
“Ensuring sample storage remains consistent is important for good results when analyzing them,” said CMI leadership team member Dr. Pieter Dorrestein, “when there are problems with the storage infrastructure it is critical to find out quickly.”
The Center encompasses a large range of expertise from microbiome sampling, using a broad range of technologies such as metagenomics, metabolomics, and meta transcriptomics, to data analysis using high performance algorithms, as well as machine learning and modeling.
The ultimate goal is to increase knowledge of the impact of the microbiome on human health and the environment, with a watchful eye towards providing innovative solutions and treatments for major diseases.
“Our aim is to protect your science,” said Stephen Tierney, XiltriX CEO, “so far, we have successfully installed our system in two CMI labs, and are proud to be an important part in safeguarding valuable scientific research that is being conducted at UC San Diego.”