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XiltriX joins the affiliate program at the UCSD center for microbiome innovation

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 Joins UC San Diego CMI as Industry Affiliate

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.”

About UCSD Center for Microbiome Innovation

The objective of the Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) is to accelerate microbiome research and understanding, through partnerships with industry sponsors. Together we will develop novel tools and methods to improve human health and benefit the environment by analyzing and manipulating microbiomes — the distinct and diverse communities of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us. This is a multidisciplinary center with access to all the latest -omics tools (genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics, multiplex proteomics), processing hundreds of thousands of samples each year and analyzing and collecting data for some of the largest microbiome cohorts in the world. Applications range from human disease understanding, ag bio, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental research, to consumer goods.