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CosmosID was founded in 2008 by molecular microbiologist, Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Colwell was the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004 and the recipient of the 2006 National Medal of Science of the United States and the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize. Dr. Colwell is a member of the National Academy of Science and has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 750 scientific publications. Through her scientific leadership, CosmosID is focused on providing innovative solutions for the increasing need of rapid microbial identification and pathogen diagnosis.
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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)28(+4%)
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Key People/Management at CosmosID

Thomas A. Cebula

Thomas A. Cebula

Chief Technology Officer
Rita R. Colwell

Rita R. Colwell

Founder and Director
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CosmosID Office Locations

CosmosID has offices in Rockville and Watford
Rockville, MD, US (HQ)
1600 E Gude Dr
Watford, GB
The Junction, Station Rd
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CosmosID Financials and Metrics

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CosmosID total Funding

$7.2 m

CosmosID latest funding size

$6 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

CosmosID investors

CosmosID's latest funding round in January 2016 was reported to be $6 m. In total, CosmosID has raised $7.2 m
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CosmosID News and Updates

Microbiome Labs Taps CosmosID for Co-Development of BiomeFx Functional Gut Microbiome Test

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BiomeFx is an innovative and accurate gut microbiome test launched earlier this year by Microbiome Labs. The stool test is the result of a co-development partnership between CosmosID, Rockville-based provider of industry-leading bioinformatics...

ProDigest and CosmosID Launch the 'Gut Microbiome Therapeutic Innovation' Challenge

GHENT, Belgium and ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ProDigest and CosmosID today announced the launch of a new scientific challenge programme where the winning abstract submission will win a pre-clinical gastrointestinal study with a comprehensive, end-to-end microbiome...

CosmosID Demonstrates Industry-Leading Performance for Strain-Level Microbiome Analysis in MOSAIC Challenge and PrecisionFDA Challenge

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CosmosID, a bioinformatics provider and NGS service laboratory, announced that the company's cloud-based bioinformatics platform for microbiome analysis has received the highest score in the strain-level microbial profiling category of the...

CosmosID Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CosmosID founded?

    CosmosID was founded in 2008.

  • Who are CosmosID key executives?

    CosmosID's key executives are Thomas A. Cebula and Rita R. Colwell.

  • How many employees does CosmosID have?

    CosmosID has 28 employees.

  • Who are CosmosID competitors?

    Competitors of CosmosID include Naari, LabMinds and Microbiome Therapeutics.

  • Where is CosmosID headquarters?

    CosmosID headquarters is located at 1600 E Gude Dr, Rockville.

  • Where are CosmosID offices?

    CosmosID has offices in Rockville and Watford.

  • How many offices does CosmosID have?

    CosmosID has 2 offices.