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COLLABORATIONS & INVESTMENT IN MICROBIOTA RESEARCH, PROBIOTICS, HEALTH & DISEASE
The 3rd Microbiome Forum: USA – the 6th meeting in our global microbiome series – was held in San Diego, USA on 10-11 September 2015.
The field of metagenomics has allowed researchers to look into the diversity of the body’s microbiota with findings that the microbiome is a home for diversity, natural immunity, metabolism, behavioral traits, and plays an instrumental role in health and disease. With large-scale collaborative projects underway and sequencing data placed in the public domain, there is a rich source of information for researchers and companies looking for opportunities in this exciting field. With increasing signs that our microbiome may be the key not only for curative but preventative medicine, efforts are focusing on increasing both investment opportunities, clinical trials and innovative research in this area. With an increasing focus on healthy living and a therapeutics market that is expected to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2016, microbial research can be developed in order to provide preventative treatments, cures, therapies and supplements for a worldwide audience in demand.
Attracting over 225 attendees, the forum built upon the success of previous meetings to explore the interface between our evolving cultures, technologies and our microbiome through a series of interactive presentations with leading academics and industry experts, panel discussions and an exhibition area allowing solution providers to showcase their products and services. The latest academic and industry research was explored across the following areas:
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