How It Works
GALT’s platform starts with microfabricated arrays, which contain thousands of nanoscale growth chambers to isolate and culture multiple microbial strains. When a sample is loaded into the array, microbes self-sort into individual microwells – many forming single-strain microcolonies.
The array becomes a digital snapshot of the microbiome. Researchers can interrogate arrays for whatever they’re looking for: enzymes, gene signatures, metabolites, species. Once target microbes have been identified, a high-precision instrument transfers clones to standard multi-well plates.