Me Biosciences Wins US Air Force Contract for Precision Nutrition Solution

Press Release ( - BOULDER, Colo. - May 18, 2020 - Me Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing the first objective, precision nutrition platform, has been awarded a U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract through AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to advance the development of these pivotal technologies.

Although there is a demand to increase the resilience and longevity of the warfighter, the most direct solution for achieving this, precision nutrition, is currently underutilized due to the difficulties of scaling a personalized approach to nutrition. As Chris Young, a transitioning Green Beret and former XO at 10th SFG(A) told our team, “Our service members, and society at large, are overfed and undernourished.” The undernourished operator could be thrust on a trajectory towards suboptimal physical and mental health, performance deficits, poor recovery following injury, and even chronic disease and disability.

With the SBIR grant, Me Biosciences strives to empower defense nutritionists and dietitians to scale their impact to the health and wellness of the soldiers in their care. Although the warfighter is incredibly resilient, the demands of military service are often such that the threshold of what the body can withstand while still maintaining optimal health and performance is exceeded. 

“We are thrilled to be working with AFWERX and the U.S. Air Force on the development of our precision nutrition platform,” stated CEO Jean-Paul O’Brien. “From performance and optimization to recovery and longevity, precision nutrition will likely become the most impactful health and wellness solution for airmen and civilians alike.”

Me Biosciences is now eligible to pursue a Phase II contract with the Air Force, and the company is already in conversations with AFRL, Navy.

About Me Biosciences: Me Biosciences is a precision nutrition company that provides an effective, simple solution to enable warfighters to maintain optimal health in any environment. We offer a just-in-time delivery of precision nutrition solutions via a patented single-serve “shaker bag” that can be prefilled with a variety of approved, clean ingredients custom-designed to have a specific nutritional impact and benefit. Formulated with the highest-quality ingredients, no toxins or harmful chemicals, it supplements their diets and provides energy and recovery during periods of high physiological demand.

Watch an interview to learn more.

About AFWERX: Established in 2017 by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFWERX is a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities. The core mission of AFWERX is to improve Air Force capabilities by connecting innovators, simplifying technology transfer, and accelerating results. AFWERX has partnered with the AFRL, a scientific research organization operated by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, to streamline the SBIR process to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants, and decrease bureaucratic overhead.


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CATEGORIES : Military and Defense


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