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Eagle Genomics to join Microsoft AI factory

11 February 2019 | News

Microbiome discovery platform company selected to join leading AI community

Microbiome discovery Platform Company Eagle Genomics has been selected to join the latest cohort of the Microsoft AI Factory, based at the world-renowned Station F startup campus in Paris.

The Microsoft AI Factory accelerator programme launched in 2017 in partnership with French computer science and automation institution, INRIA.

 It has selected and supported a community of leading AI startups to drive and accelerate innovation in the field. The community, based at the world's largest startup campus, Station F, hosts pioneering companies from a wide range of sectors applying AI to solve some of the grand challenges of our age. 

The Eagle Genomics platform utilizes AI to analyze complex genomic and microbiomic data at scale, delivering new insight and allowing enterprise brands to assess the viability, efficacy and safety of products. The company is particularly focused on how the microbiome, the ecosystem of bacteria, fungi and viruses present in virtually all living organisms, is linked with health and affected by the products we use and consume. 

Eagle Genomics' selection into the AI Factory follows its participation in the European Microsoft ScaleUp programme and a recently announced partnership with Microsoft Genomics, which marked Microsoft's first venture into the microbiome. The company has also recently secured funding of $3.5M to accelerate the development of its award-winning platform.

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