New US Company (Mikrobex) to Supply Prescreened Stool to Doctors for Fecal Transplants

Discussion started by Maff 5 years ago

Interest is certainly growing and fecal tranplants are gaining traction as an effective treatment for many digestive disorders (and potentially non-GI illnesses).

A US startup company (Mikrobex) is now planning to supply doctors with pre-screened fecal matter in an easy to use form to make the process of performing fecal tranplants/human probiotic infusions much easier. This is sure to make it viable for doctors to use the treatment routinely rather than just as a last resort.

Read me in this article:

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2012/06/29/startup-fecal-matter-treat-infection.html?page=all

 

 

 

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Doorie
Doorie
Noga,
My pleasure
Cheers,
5 years ago
noga
noga
Doorie, thank so much for the precious info you give us. I'm so grateful for it. Thanks again!!
5 years ago
Doorie
Doorie
And yet another, Enterome, in France. However, the company website states that the company is "developing drugs to inhibit the long term deleterious effects of altered microbiota". It does not say anything about commercializing stool.

Company website: www.enterome.com/… 'projects' tab:
www.enterome.com/projects.htm
1/
Drugs: Enterome is developing drugs inhibiting long term deleterious effects of altered microbiota (i.e.alterations in gut permeability).
5 years ago
Doorie
Doorie
Another company that is doing this:

www.fiercebiotech.com/story/industry-voices-microbiome-therapies-coming-clinic-near-you/… the article:

"For full disclosure, at PureTech Ventures we strongly believe in this field, too, and have started new company initiatives to mine this space including this company." (Note: "this company" is www.vedantabio.com/).

5 years ago
noga
noga
I so agree. I'm so happy that people are starting to see the business opportunity in supplying pre-secreened fecal matter. I can't wait to try it.

About the difference between the two products .
Maybe indeed they use different donors. and maybe do different screening.
It will be a big difference in the microbial composition.
5 years ago
Doorie
Doorie
Another article on Mikrobex:

medcitynews.com/2012/02/look-beyond-the-ick-factor-and-see-the-real-life-saving-benefits-of-stool/comment-page-1/… are some comments from one of the founders, Mike Berman.
5 years ago
Maff
Maff
Thanks for the extra info on this noga - it seems people are starting to see the business opportunity in supplying pre-secreened fecal matter for transplants. This can only be a good thing for those of us who might benefit as far as I can see.

Hard to tell what the difference between the two products would be....if there is a difference at all. I suspect they are very similar and the only real variable that could affect effectiveness would be the donors they are using.
5 years ago
noga
noga
there is another product called : CIPAC.
also from Minnesota.
I wander what is the difference between the two? maybe different microbial composition ?

CIPAC founder is: Geoff Rosenhain, and is working with the FDA to begin clinical trials.
www1.umn.edu/news/news-releases/2012/… mikrobex founders are Lee Jones (CEO ) and Michael Berman.
www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2012/06/29/… here the facebook and linkedin of mikrobex
www.linkedin.com/company/mikrobex
http://www.facebook.com/…
5 years ago
noga
noga
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5 years ago

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