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Methodology implemented for first public stool bank for FMT

August 21, 2014

A workflow for the preparation of frozen stool for fecal microbiota transplantation was validated and implemented in the first nonprofit public stool bank, according to research presented at the American Gastroenterological Association’s James W. Freston Conference.

Mark B. Smith, PhD, and Zain Kassam, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and colleagues reviewed the literature to develop scalable protocols for screening and processing donor stool for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). This methodology was validated by leaders in gastroenterology, infectious diseases and related fields during its implementation in OpenBiome.

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