FMT Goes Commercial
US Angel Investors have invested $5 million in Mikrobex a start up company that will supply pre-screened fecal matter to doctors for use in Fecal Microbiota Transplant. Scientists in Canada have developed synthetic stool called Robogut. Australian FMT pioneer Professor Borody has also lodged a patent application for frozen poop.
It’s only a matter of time before FMT becomes commercially available on prescription from your doctor and this site becomes redundant. I look forward to POP disappearing into cyber space until one day, a PHD student unearths it when researching quaint relics of socio-medical history. Are we there yet?
For an up to date overview of the commercialisation of fecal microbiota, see the Innovation page.
Categories: commercialisation of FMT / fake poop, fecal microbiota transplant
Tags: artificial poop, bacteriotherapy, commercialisation, fake poop, fecal microbiota transplant