NDS Launches Microbiome Testing Service through Personal Health-Care Platform “LifeWallet”
NDS (CEO Kim Joong-won) announced that it would launch a microbiome testing service through LifeWallet, its medical MyData platform.
LifeWallet is NDS’s medical MyData-based health-care platform that allows users to check and use medical information such as the results of checkups, genetic analyses, and prescriptions.
With the microbiome testing service, users send the results of a test done with the analysis kit at home to an analyzer (U2Bio), which then analyzes the intestinal microbes using its analysis solutions and next-generation sequencing (NGS) equipment. Eventually, users can check the analysis results on LifeWallet.
This platform shows the test results that indicate gut microbiota and its balance with a combined score, recommends customized probiotics based on the types of probiotics detected in each individual, and provides guidelines for managing health and disease-related health indicators.
An NDS official said, “Many consumers do not experience efficacy even after taking probiotic products or are presented with too many choices. If you take probiotics according to the analysis of beneficial and harmful bacteria present in your gut while checking your health indicators, you can surely manage your health more effectively.”
LifeWallet can also measure the number of steps you take every day, showing you the Healthy Life Years indicator one year later. It allows you to set the number of steps as your daily target, providing a personalized lifestyle coaching service for your well-being.
In addition, LifeWallet recommends necessary products after analyzing personal health-care data. Using this platform, you can buy various customized products ranging from a menu of meals for those dieting or herbal tea capsules for diabetic people, as well as health functional foods. This lineup of recommended products will be expanded.
“LifeWallet is an app that can analyze and manage personal health-care data. It is a must-have for everyone interested in taking care of their health,” said Kim Joong-won, CEO of NDS. “We will continue to provide diverse health-care services through partnerships with our Group’s affiliates and external partners.”