Technology Platform

 

Technology Platform

Microbial communities are foundational to our world, yet exceedingly diverse and complex. While modern methods for analyzing and interpreting these complex ecosystems are novel relative to the tools available to microbiologists a decade ago, they do not enable a truly functional understanding of the role of individual strains in an environment. The current methods of analysis generally rely on a statistical measurement coupled to broad fixed assumptions around metabolism and population constants that often result in neither an optimal nor reliable product target.

The Ascus Technology Platform transforms the analysis of microbial community systems away from the ubiquitous statistically predictive approach practiced today, to a functionally descriptive approach – the result is not only a more rational and direct analysis of what takes place in these complex microbial ecosystems, but more importantly, the identification of microbial strains that are the most efficacious for desired mechanisms of commercial, health, environmental, and societal value.

 

Absolute Populations
Activity Layers
Non-Parametric Methods
Strain Management