By Shaoyu Chang, MD, MPH, Senior Research Analyst, LSN
Our body is home to millions of microorganisms that form a symbiotic, ecological community, known as microbiome. With the development in genomics and microbiology, the crosstalk between microbes and the body has been gradually deciphered. Potential new treatments have emerged, with some coming close to fruition. This week we have decide to take a dive into the Life Science Nation (LSN) Company Platform to get a snapshot of the current landscape in this field.
While microbiome research is still in its infancy, through the LSN Company Platform we were able to find 40 companies currently working on new technologies in the microbiome field. As shown in Figure 1, the United States is the leading country in terms of number of microbiome-related companies, while Western European countries including France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Netherlands also have significant activity...