The Microbiome Health Research Institute, d.b.a. OpenBiome, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding safe access to fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), and to catalyzing research into the human microbiome. Founded by a team of doctors, scientists and public health advocates, OpenBiome has two primary objectives:
First, they aim to eliminate the practical barriers to fecal microbiota transplantation.
They believe that every C. difficile patient should have safe, convenient and affordable access to FMT. They strive to make the path to treatment as simple as possible for patients and physicians alike, while bringing a level of safety and standardization to the process that has set the standard for this emerging field. They provide rigorously screened, ready-to-use fecal microbiota preparations so that physicians can devote their time and energy to treating patients, rather than the complexities of managing a stool donor program.
Second, they seek to enable translational research into the human microbiome.
They believe that there are many opportunities to learn from the microbiome and apply these lessons to improve human health. They provide a range of services to unlock this potential. Their research services include providing tailored fecal microbiota preparations to bioinformatics and analytical services to regulatory support. They also provide assistance in clinical trial design and commission their own studies of exceptional interest.
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