NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Diversigen announced today that the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has selected the firm as a preferred provider for metagenomics and microbiome analysis services, as well as to serve as a central lab for generating and incorporating microbiome data into the foundation's IBD Plexus platform.

The IBD Plexus research information exchange platform centralizes data and biosamples from diverse research initiatives as part of the foundation's efforts to drive precision medicine and remodel IBD patient care.

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