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MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

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Start : Aug 2016
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MEBO Research Clinical Trials

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NCT03582826 - Ongoing not recruiting
Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)
United States 2018 - ongoing

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Exploratory Study of Relationships Between Malodor and Urine Metabolomics
Canada and United States 2016 - ongoing

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Exploratory Study of Volatile Organic Compounds in Alveolar Breath
United Kingdom and United States 2013 - ongoing

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Evaluation of Potential Screening Tools for Metabolic Body Odor and Halitosis
United Kingdom 2009 - 2012

Friday, February 11, 2011

Deeply discounted FedEx Country to Country rates for MEBO


Update 8

It's been a long cold winter, so let's warm up a little with pictures I took at Miami Beach this past weekend (and one from Cabo San Lucas, MX), as we read the latest update of our MEBO International TMAU Test Program

Deeply discounted
FedEx Country to Country rates for MEBO Research

Since we need the specimen to arrive frozen to the lab, FedEx has granted deeply discounted rated (45% discount of net rate) to MEBO Research off their International Priority Service (1 to 2 Business day shipping to/from the countries they have service to). This means that a kit could arrive to the lab in Eastern Canada from Hong Kong, for example in one to two business days for only $49.43 USD for one way shipping. According to the Canada Post online website, International Priority Worldwide Pak one way shipping alone would be $87.60 Canadian dollars (which at the current rate of exchange is almost equivalent to the US dollar).

To ship the kit from Honolulu to the lab in Eastern Canada (with one to two Business Days Service), the rate could be $23.65 one way. The only small variable in all cases would be a small fluctuation of fuel surcharge amount, the same as we experience in the gas pumps.

Testing momentum began picking up slowly but surely
We faced many obstacles as MEBO Research and Eliapharma attempted to launch our International TMAU Test Program. There were permits to import Biological Agents (urine) into Canada and Certificates of Origin for each item in the kit, with special attention to importing/exporting a chemical, HCl, etc. I was diligently negotiating rates with FedEx and receiving a great deal of training on shipping to so many countries that we expected to ship to. Then when we were almost ready to begin shipping, the holidays came, FedEx and most major shipping carriers increased their net rates across the board, I became very ill for a long time, the snow storms paralyzed most of North America, and it took FedEx some time to manually upload the great Country to Country rates they offered us.

Initially shipping only within Canada
In an attempt to get things rolling, we began shipping only domestically within Canada. The first three (3) shipments were on December 22nd, and the following four (4) on January 18, 2011. It was very successful, since we didn’t have to be concerned with Customs documentation.

Began shipping Internationally to the United States
Then one glorious day, on February 1, 2011, the FedEx rates manual upload had been completed. As part of our International expansion efforts, we did our first 6 international shipments with a total of 9 samples on Wednesday of last week, February 2, 2011, to a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) country, the United States, with success clearing Customs.

This week, we have a shipment of 9 kits, which include 13 samples scheduled for FedEx pickup tomorrow to be shipped to the US, and we expect the same positive results. In total, we would have shipped 19 kits with 32 samples to Canada and the United States.

MEBO submits all the orders to the lab by Wednesday evenings, so the lab prepares kits on Thursday for weekly early Friday morning shipments.
Our next stage of development of MEBO’s International TMAU Test Program is to expand to the third NAFTA country, Mexico, and to other countries as well, possibly one country at a time according to the order in which I receive the applications and payments.

I will now be sending and invoice with the new rates to the remaining people on the waitlist, without any obligation, that might have received a shipping rates quote before the deeply discounted rates were uploaded. Please keep in mind that the fuel surcharges fluctuate and that the rates are always subject to change until purchased.

Since we are getting so many requests for kits to be shipped, the Canadian lab, Eliapharma Services Inc., has requested that MEBO submit all the orders to the lab by Wednesday evenings, so the lab can prepare the kits on Thursday for the weekly early Friday morning shipments. Therefore, any payments I receive on a Thursday through Wednesday will go towards the next Friday shipments.

Thanks to all the participants who have patiently supported our efforts.


If you would like to test in our
MEBO International TMAU Testing Program,
please fill out the following,

MEBO-Eliapharma TMAU Test Requisition/Survey Form

María de la Torre
President and Executive Director
MEBO Research


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