Ara Katz (L) and Raja Dhir (Seed)
On the hunt for bugs outside the gut, Seed Health snares $40M round to advance pipeline with the help of George Church
In 2017, as “microbiome mania” was setting in, Raja Dhir and Ara Katz launched Seed Health to go broad where others went small. While most other players focused on the gut, Dhir said, Seed set out to understand microbial communities in the gut and elsewhere, such as in the mouth or on the skin.
“Most people don’t know that cavities are the most common bacterial infection in the world,” he said.
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