A human mouth contains over 20 billion bacteria that reproduce roughly every five hours. That means if someone doesn’t brush their teeth for 24 hours, they will have

Ensuring Capture of the True Microbiome Profile

Patricia in the lab

The Importance of Microbiota

Understanding Metabolomics

In recent times, microbiome studies have rapidly increased in popularity, ranging in application from cancer to weight loss.

Containing trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, the gut microbiome contains the largest population of microbes in the human body.1

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The human body is capable of wondrous phenomena. Our white blood cells help heal cuts and wounds, our salivary enzymes help break down foods, and our gut microbiome helps us digest nutrients. But did you know that our bodies contain more microbes than human cells?

With the advent of microbiome studies, stool sample collection and preservation have been highlighted as key steps in ensuring microbiome authenticity. Freezing at -80°C has been widely accepted as the gold standard for stool sample storage in a variety of research and clini