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OpenBiome pioneered the field of microbial biobanking with our universal donor model. Today, we serve over 500 hospitals across all 50 U.S. states and 6 countries, enabling safe access to fecal transplantation for C. difficile patients. Now, we’re taking the next step, and getting personal.

OpenBiome is proud to announce the pilot launch of PersonalBiome, a biobanking program designed to enable the long-term preservation of your healthy microbiome.  This microbial repository service allows you to bank a copy of your gut microbial community, which you may access to repopulate your gut microbiota in the future.  Today, the service is best suited to those who are at an increased risk of developing C. difficile infections, such as those preparing for surgery or expecting to receive antibiotic therapy. 

OpenBiome remains committed to providing microbiota therapies from universal donors for the majority of patients, those who will not have their own repository available. However, PersonalBiome extends our core suite of microbial restoration services by enabling its users to forego a generic healthy microbiota restoration, and instead resurrect their own particular healthy microbiota.

We offer a range of screening, profiling, processing, encapsulation and cryopreservation services customized to meet your needs. To inquire about joining the pilot launch, please contact personalbiome@openbiome.org, and a member of our team will reach out to schedule your consultation. 

Have questions?

To learn more about the suite of services offered through PersonalBiome, you may visit the PersonalBiome FAQ page.  To request additional information, please don't hesitate to email us at personalbiome@openbiome.org