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OpenBiome Resources for Non-Clinical Research

The human microbiome is a transformative new field of medicine. We ensure researchers have the tools they need to make the next breakthrough.

Diversifying Microbiome Science

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OpenBiome, through our flagship program the Global Microbiome Conservancy (GMbC), is providing access to the most globally representative collection of microbiome strains and associated data. These research materials are critical for understanding how human health is affected by microbiomes across a wide range of diets, lifestyles, and environments.

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Resources for Non-Clinical Research

OpenBiome offers two categories of research materials.

FMP-Bio: Small-format samples of stool derived from rigorously-screened, Boston-based stool donors that provided stool used to manufacture FMT preparations to treat recurrent C. difficile.

Bacterial Isolates from the GMbC Collection:Ā Beginning in Spring of 2023, researchers will be able to orderĀ anaerobic bacterial seed stocks derived from stool samples donated by diverse, highly underrepresented communities around the world.

Learn More About FMP-Bio

Visit our dedicated FMP-Bio page to see how these samples could fit your research needs and to place an order.

Have a research-related question? Our Research Team would be happy to speak with you.

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Learn More About the GMbC Collection

Visit the GMbC collection to reserve access to new research materials coming in Spring of 2023 and to keep up with our latest developments.

The GMbC program also welcomes any inquiries and ideas for collaboration.

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The Global Microbiome Conservancy (GMbC) Program at OpenBiome


Help us build a world where the full potential of the microbiome radically improves health for all

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