San Diego, California, February 21, 2018 – XiltriX, a service that provides data acquisition, analysis, reporting and documentation for compliance and validation, has joined the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) as an industry affiliate. XiltriX measures lab equipment, such as fridges, freezers and other vital equipment to ensure that it is functioning properly, across campus, and in real-time.
“Ensuring sample storage remains consistent is important for good results when analyzing them,” said CMI leadership team member Pieter Dorrestein. “When there are problems with the storage infrastructure it is critical to find out quickly.”
The Center encompasses a large range of expertise from microbiome sampling, a broad range of technologies (metagenomics, metabolomics, meta transcriptomics) and data analysis using high performance algorithm, to machine learning and modeling. The ultimate goal is to increase knowledge of the impact of the microbiome on human health and/or the environment with an eye towards providing innovative solutions and treatments for major disease.
“Our aim is to protect science,” said Stephen Tierney, XiltriX CEO. “So far, we have successfully installed our system in two CMI labs, and are proud to be an important part in securing valuable scientific research that is being conducted at UC San Diego.”
XiltriX is a service that provides total laboratory ease of mind through a network-based, real-time monitoring, data logging and alarm system. We offer this service through a subscription model, no capital investment required. XiltriX records and alarms the temperature of all laboratory storage equipment in real time, 24 hours a day, locally via an internal network or through the internet. The system can also be set for other important parameters as it covers many different options for failure reporting and follow-up protocols including door opening, differential pressure, CO₂, O₂, particle counting, and VOCs. The system also offers our partners wired or wireless solutions, or a combination of both, for total flexibility.
About the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation
The objective of the Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) is to accelerate microbiome research and understanding, through partnerships with industry sponsors. Together we will develop novel tools and methods to improve human health and benefit the environment by analyzing and manipulating microbiomes — the distinct and diverse communities of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us. This is a multidisciplinary center with access to all the latest omics tools (genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics, multiplex proteomics), processing hundreds of thousands of samples each year and analyzing and collecting data for some of the largest microbiome cohorts in the world. Applications range from human disease understanding, ag bio, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental research, to consumer goods.