What are potential opportunities for gut microbiota testing for medical applications in the next 5-10 years?


The client wanted to explore technology
opportunities for studying the gut
microbiome in research laboratories and
potential for clinical assessment of gut
microbiome biomarkers.

Our client asked:

The focus of the project considered the direction of research on
the gut microbiome, the associations between microbiota taxa and
disease / treatments, and the potential diagnostic functionality of
clinical gut microbiota tests

The project story:

We reviewed clinical data on changes to gut microbiota and
gathered the opinion of experts in microbiome studies, clinical
lab directors, and experts in dysbiosis on the current status of
the microbiome studies in research labs and future of testing
technologies in academic labs, the potential to create clinical tests
of the gut microbiome, and the suitability of different technology
approaches for clinical tests of gut microbiome biomarkers.

Results: deliverables and outcomes
We identified:
• Current trends in research activity on the gut microbiome
• Advantage and limitations of discovery and targeted technology
approaches for microbiome assessment
• Current clinical interest in routine microbiome testing and
microbiome data analysis

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