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We are developing a screening test for earlier detection of colon polyps and colorectal cancer that works by DNA sequencing the microbes in the human gut.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Washington, DC, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Metabiomics is developing a non-invasive test for earlier and more accurate detection of colon polyps and colorectal cancer (CRC) based on human microbiome biomarkers. We have developed patented technology that integrates advances in microbial ecology, next-generation DNA sequencing, and computational systems biology that enables us to detect CRC and colon polyps by sequencing the microbial DNA in stool samples.


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    Thomas J. Kuehn, Ph.D.
    Chairman and CEO

    Visionary, inventor, entrepreneur, technology manger and organizer, Former Founder/Pres./CEO of Viking Instruments and BioSpherex, Director and Consultant for start-ups and Fortune 100 firms in R&D, systems integration, business development roles.

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    President and COO

    MBA with BS and background in molecular biology and computer science. Business consultant (2006-2010) with experience in digital marketing, eBusiness, sales, financial modeling, knowledge management, project management and web/graphic design.

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    Patrick M. Gillevet, Ph.D.
    Chair of Life Science Advisory Board

    Molecular biologist, microbial ecologist, innovator, Director of GMU Microbiome Analysis Center (Present), Harvard Genome Laboratory (1990), Center for Human Genome Research (1993), Inventor of MultiTagTM Sequencing, bioinformatics, and molecular diagnostics methods.

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    Louis Korman, MD
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Korman has been a practicing gastroenterologist with the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group since 1990. Dr. Korman received his training in Digestive Diseases at National Institutes of Health and has numerous publications and patents in basic and applied science. Teaches gastroenterology and endoscopy in the Gastroenterology Training Program at Veterans Administration Hospital and Georgetown University Fellowship program


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    Robert Hardi, MD
    Key Advisory Board Member and Clinical Study Investigator
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    Jeffrey Baybick, MD
    Key Advisory Board Member and Clinical Study Investigator
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    Paul DeRidder, MD, MBA
    Key Advisory Board Member, China operations

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