MBAC Researchers and ISOThrive Join Forces for Research Study

Prince William Science Accelerator-based startup, ISOThrive Joins Forces
with George Mason University

San Francisco, CA – (Business Wire) – ISOThrive LLC, ( a leading edge developer of nutritional ingredients to improve the gut microbiome, announced that the company is expanding its research collaboration with George Mason University (GMU). GMU is recruiting testers to evaluate the effect of ISOThrive’s new prebiotic nutritional supplement on nutrition and gut health.

“ISOThrive’s close proximity to the world class resources of George Mason University and the MicroBiome Analysis Center are enabling the company to quickly advance our research and fast-track our timeline to enter the market,” said Jack Oswald, CEO of ISOThrive.

The research study, led by Dr. Cara Frankenfeld of George Mason’s College of Health and Human Services will focus on the effects of ISOThrive’s products on gut bacteria and overall health.

About the Research Study

George Mason University is recruiting research participants for a randomized study of a daily dose of the prebiotic or placebo for eight weeks. Individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 45 years, have a maximum weight of 350 pounds, have a body mass index of 25 or higher, and are in good health are eligible to participate. Participation will involve taking a daily prebiotic supplement, completing questionnaires, and collecting stool samples four times and returning them to the university. Participants will be paid a stipend of $235 for completion of all study requirements.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please email

About ISOThrive LLC

ISOThrive produces ingredients for the dietary supplement market to improve the health of the gut microbiome. The company is currently conducting studies to document the benefits of ISOThrive’s products on the digestive system and overall health, and is scaling up production to bring our products to market. We believe that this field of research is one of the most important breakthroughs in human health that we have seen in more than 20 years.

About the MicroBiome Analysis Center at George Mason University

The MicroBiome Analysis Center (MBAC) at George Mason University uses state of the art Genomics and Bioinformatics tools to study problems in Molecular Ecology and Evolution by analyzing the microbiome DNA. The study is being conducted by Dr. Cara Frankenfeld at the department of Global and Community Health. The microbiome analysis will be performed by Dr. Pat Gillevet at the MicroBiome Analysis Center.