A healthy vaginal microbiome is crucial for a woman’s health. An imbalance in the vaginal microbiome has been associated with an increased risk of several diseases, varying from fungal infections to sexually transmitted infections and preterm births. The analysis of the vaginal microbiome is complicated since its composition not only varies with general factors like age, genomic background and life style, but also varies temporally related to the menstrual cycle and sexual activity. Moreover, menopause, pregnancy and birth probably have a large impact on the composition of a woman’s vaginal microbiome.

What BaseClear offers

BaseClear offers expert vaginal microbiome research solutions to support the development of probiotics and other treatments for vaginal infections and dysbiosis in the vaginal microbiome. Our experts can support your study to the efficacy of your intimate care products and to support your microbiome-friendly claim.

Urine sample

BaseClear has extended experience with urine samples. From these samples we can not only determin the urine microbiome, but we can also isolate strains from these samples for identifying candidate probiotic strains.

Bacterial vaginosis and the penile microbiota

Bacterial Vaginosis is an infection affecting more than 20% of women worldwide. Caused by a change in the natural balance of the vaginal microbiota, this infection can lead to adverse outcomes in pregnancy as well as more susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases. BaseClear can support in your studies to partners’ reproductive microbiomes exchanged in bacterial vaginosis, e.g. to investigate if the penile microbiota is at the origin of bacterial vaginosis onset in women.

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