Clostridium difficile is an epidemic infectious intestinal pathogen that usually infects patients with a compromised gut microbiome, and is currently treated with antibiotics with minimal success. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation is an emerging alternative therapy that shows promise: essentially, stool from a healthy donor is processed and administered to a patient, in order to restore healthy bacteria to the gut ecosystem. Our objective was to create a device to efficiently isolate, extract, and package viable microflora from donated stool efficiently, for administration to a patient or for further research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
3270454-0-0-1
Application #
8764295
Study Section
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$2,500
Indirect Cost