Microbiome Claim Support
Microbiome Collections, Sequencing and Custom Analysis
Not all the Guests Residing on your Body are Uninvited
The Microbiome is a particularly trendy area of research for skincare, cosmetic, haircare and body care products alike. For years products like toners, soaps, and bodywashes have been focused on their ability to kill bacteria and reduce oil without any consideration of the other “good tenants” that reside on the skin and how they are being impacted.
Validated Claim Support has a strategic partnership with Diversigen and DNA Genotek, who have been at the forefront of pioneering microbiome discovery, sample collection, and research for a number of years.
By combining our clinical and analytical expertise, we provide a unique value proposition that allows for considerable cost savings and unique scientific claim substantiation.
Microbiome Friendly Claim Support
If collections are conducted during a clinical study, research can be compilated to extract secondary DNA parameters, identifying the presence and prevalence of a wide range of unique organisms.
Diversigen has developed advanced techniques to extract high-quality nucleic acids for metagenomic analysis, helping to make extremely specialized analytical techniques available to smaller companies from various of industries.
VCS can conduct collections alongside expert grading and instrumental analysis for most of our clinical study designs, making detailed sequencing much more available to cosmetic and skincare testing brands.
Industry Leading Custom Microbiome Collection Kits
Through DNA Genotek’s cutting-edge collection kits, it’s possible for VCS to streamline the clinical sampling of saliva, surface, or gut-based microbiome through a wide range of products.
Thanks to the strategic partnership between DNA Genotek and Diversigen, VCS has a unique position in clinical claim support that can bridge the gap between high-end RNA/DNA analysis and consumer-facing claims.
Cutting Edge DNA Sequencing and Reporting
With substantial sequencing and computing capacity, our partnership allows for completely custom strategies, tailored claim support and analytical packages.
Diversigen can provide a wide range of services, including but not limited to:
- Strain Analysis – Comprehensive strain-bank profiling of bacterial isolates
- Deep Shotgun Sequencing – Lets you uncover functional signatures and explore the rarest members of a microbiome
- Shallow Shotgun Sequencing – An approach that’s first class, accurate shallow shotgun sequencing that provides you with a boost of data with functional profiling and profiles that are species-level not given by amplicon sequencing
- Amplicon Sequencing – A low-bias and optimized approach to amplicon sequencing of fungi and bacteria
Every sequencing project comprises our complimentary Core Analysis™ report in which you’ll get fully annotated all raw data, interactive visualizations, and data tables.
CorePlus™ Analysis enables our expert bioinformaticians to help you make new discoveries. Through fully-customizable data analysis, trusted methodologies, and combining robust with novel approaches, we help our clients in going from hypotheses to the utilization of actionable data.
For more examples of Diversigen’s core sequencing and analysis techniques, please visit their website or inquire with our sales team.
Microbiome Related Claims
- Microbiome Friendly
- Eliminates the Root Cause of Odor
- Helps Support a Natural Skin Balance
- Eliminates Harmful Surface Bacteria
- Won’t Upset Skin Homeostasis
Claim Support Validation Techniques
- Custom Collections and DNA/RNA Analysis