Description:
 
Background
Northeastern University researchers have been working to develop a platform that identifies chemical compounds or a mixture of chemical compounds whose impact is critical on the metabolism, health, performance and disease resistance of human and animals.
 
Technology Overview
The Foodome platform is able to track the food intake of individuals for a sufficiently long period to identify their individualized intake patterns and to break down the chemical palette, which contributes to disease development. 
The resulting personalized chemical compound exposure profiles (PCCEP) allow for a detailed investigation of the chemical/molecular roots of a disease state of a single subject in contrast to conventional ingredient based diet profiles, and analysis methods. It provides direct feedback on altering eating patterns to maximize health and performance benefits while minimizing disease risk. 
The platform can provide recommendations for an optimized and a disease based personalized diet plan for purchase and consumption.
 
Benefits
- Foodome does not stop at the ingredient level. It allows a further breakdown of food into chemical compounds and mixture of a chemical compound for a significantly better optimization process
- Allows for systematic quantification of the heterogeneity of a diet for subjects with different gene expressions 
- The novel chemical compound exposure levels connected to a larger set of genes and metabolomics allows for an optimized diet tailored to individual genomic profile
 
Applications
- Healthcare therapies
- Hospital, Prison and School food service
- Food producers
 
Opportunity
- License
- Partnering
- Research Collaboration
Patent Information:
Category(s):
Health
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
m.saulich@northeastern.edu
Inventors:
Giulia Menichetti
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Peter Ruppert
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