Metagenics Joins the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation as an Industry Sponsor

Metagenics, Inc., a health sciences company, has joined the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) as an industry sponsor.

CMI encompasses a large range of expertise from microbiome sampling, a broad range of technologies (metagenomics, metabolomics, meta transcriptomics) and data analysis using high-performance algorithms to machine learning and modeling. The ultimate goal is to increase knowledge of the impact of the microbiome on human health and/or the environment with an eye towards providing innovative solutions and treatments for major disease.

“Throughout our history Metagenics has recognized the importance of bacteria in the gut to human health,” said Metagenics Sr. Director, Nutrition Science Nikky Contractor, Ph.D. “That’s why we’re so excited to join CMI as an industry sponsor. We look forward to working with the leaders in the field of microbiome research to bring the most innovative tools and techniques to our quest to provide personalized lifestyle solutions to our customers.”

Metagenics delivers high-quality, science-based nutritional supplements, medical foods, and lifestyle programs to support healthcare practitioners in their efforts to help patients achieve their health and wellness goals. As part of the benefits of this CMI sponsorship, Metagenics will have the opportunity to influence the research directions of the center through participation in the Center Board meetings as well as regular communication with the center’s team of experts.

“We are excited to have Metagenics join as a CMI industry sponsor,” said Center Faculty Director Rob Knight. “This partnership will help elucidate the relationship between the gut microbiome and nutrition. We’re learning a tremendous amount about how your microbiome affects your response to the drugs you take and the food you eat. By partnering with one of the leaders in evidence-based supplements, we’ll be able to apply the same tools to maintaining your individual microbiome wellness throughout your lifetime.”

SOURCE Metagenics, Inc.