AOBiome is a Boston based biotech company focused on transforming human health through products that restore ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOBs) which current hygiene practices have stripped from the modern microbiome. Founded in 2013 by MIT Chemical Engineer David Whitlock and Patients Like Me founder Jamie Heywood along with co-founders Hilly Thompson and Lenny Barshack. The company is developing a novel class of therapeutics to improve skin health, hypertension, and other systemic conditions. AOBs convert ammonia to nitrite, an anti-microbial compound, and nitric oxide, a well-documented signaling molecule in the inflammatory process. AOBiome also owns the Mother Dirt branded line of consumer biome-friendly products targeted at restoring and maintaining the delicate balance of the skin biome.