Diagnosing Cancer

Through Tumor Related Microbial Biomarkers

Micronoma liquid biopsy technology interrogates the microbial signal to detect and predict cancer with clinical-grade accuracy.

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Our Focus

Saving patient lives with a minimally-invasive, cancer screening test.

Latest News

Microbial DNA in Patient Blood May be Tell-Tale Sign of Cancer

From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages When Gregory Poore was a freshman in college, his otherwise healthy grandmother was shocked to learn that she had late-stage pancreatic cancer. The condition was...

Humans and Microbes

Humans and microbes co-exist in a mutual beneficial relationship in our bodies. Microbes can be found naturally not only in our stools, but also in our mouths, tissues and even our blood.

The Microbiome

The microbiome is the community of all the microbes—bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses—that live on and inside the human body.

Microbes and Cancer

Microbes are now known to be found in human tissues, including cancer tissues. Micronoma is going a step further and looking at microbial signatures that would be predictive of a tumor in circulating blood.

Micronoma can detect and distinguish microbes in blood and predict if a patient is cancer free or presenting a specific cancer type.

BLOOD DRAW
Minimally-invasive blood
draw to collect samples
for testing.

MICROBIOME
Pioneering microbiome
research, discovery, and
applications.

NEXT GEN SEQUENCING
Using genomic sequencing to
accurately distinguish
microbial signatures.

BIOINFORMATICS
Using computational
pipelines to decipher and
interpret data.

PROBLEM

18

MILLION
New cancer cases
worldwide each year

9

MILLION
Cancer deaths each year,
most preventable with
early detection

$6.1

BILLION
Global liquid biopsy market
forecast for 2023*

*BCC Research

 Better Approach to Liquid Biopsy

A liquid biopsy is a test done on a sample of blood to look for circulating tumor cells (CTC) or DNA that is shed from the tumor. Liquid biopsies may help find cancer at an early stage.

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However, CTCs and ctDNA are scarce, fragile, and heterogenous, which means they are difficult to detect and may be missed. Additionally, they may not be cancer-specific, as various cancers can share many types of alterations.

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Traditional liquid biopsies focus on all tumor DNA in the blood to identify the small mutation markers linked to the cancer. Present at often less than 0.1%, ensuring the capture of these rare biomarkers is a difficult task. At Micronoma, we focus on the microbial DNA. With noise and complexity removed, established microbial signatures are enriched and more evident.

OncobiotaTM

OncobiotaTM is an approach to identify cancer tissue associated microbes and distinguish the presence and type of cancer.

Leadership

Dr. Sandrine Miller
Montgomery Pharm. D. Ph.D.

Founder, Board Member, President and CEO

Greg Poore

Founder,  Board Member, Chief Analytic Officer, Oncobiota™ Inventor

Rob Knight, PhD

Founder and Advisory Board, Oncobiota™ Inventor

Magda Marquet Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Ajinomoto Althea & AltheaDx. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Advisors

Wilson Sonsini
Goodrich & Rosati

Amy Duncan

San Diego Angel Conference (SDAC)
Goldfish Consulting

Micronoma
San Diego, CA, USA
info@micronoma.com

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email us at info@micronoma.com