ABOUT USAbout CosmosID


About CosmosIDOur Story

Inspired by challenges in biothreat detection and epidemiology, world-renowned microbiologist, Professor Rita Colwell, started CosmosID® in 2008 to develop computational methods that could leverage Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to achieve strain-level detection of microorganisms in any complex sample and better our understanding of human health & disease.

Based in Germantown, MD, CosmosID®’s CLIA-certified, GCP-compliant laboratory provides the microbiome field with access to standardized and validated metagenomics solutions so that industry, academia & clinicians can unlock the microbiome with confidence!


In addition to a professional NGS facility, CosmosID® makes interpreting metagenomic data straightforward and seamless through the Metagenomics App! By providing strain-level resolution through a user-friendly and interactive software, the industry’s most advanced bioinformatics pipeline is now accessible to all researchers, whether they are an advanced bioinformatician or with no bioinformatics experience at all!

ENQUIRE NOWUnlock the Microbiome

From quotes to samples submission forms and a free account on the CosmosID Metagenomics App, we can help! Get in touch today.

Experience in 20+ sample types

Human, Environmental, food & more

Microbial Genomes to Multi-kingdom, strain-level, bioinformatics

Stored on our user-friendly software

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TESTIMONIALSWhat our customers say

"CosmosID offers a suite of sequencing services that we have utilized to generate high quality metagenomic and transcriptomic data for deep microbiome-host analyses. Hitting appropriate sequence depth, data quality, and timely completion of projects are critical factors that we evaluate when working with a sequencing provider. CosmosID has provided exemplary customer service and has worked with us to complete custom sequencing projects in order to generate critical time-sensitive data."
Christopher Belnap, PhD
CEO - Resilient Biotics