Co-founded by Drs. Brett Finlay and Bill Mohn, Microbiome Insights was a company created from an influx of demands for microbiome research. While working on their own research at UBC, Drs. Finlay and Mohn were inundated with so many testing requests that they barely had time to complete their own projects. They contacted Malcolm Kendal, with whom they had worked previously, and created Microbiome Insights shortly after.