American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

October 17, 2016
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VIDEO: Edible colon prep products may improve tolerability of bowel prep

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LAS VEGAS — In this exclusive video from ACG 2016, Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG, from Indiana University Hospital, discusses the results of a phase 2 dose-ranging study of edible colon preparation products developed by Colonary Concepts. These products are food bars and shakes in which polyethylene glycol is embedded to improve the tolerability of bowel prep for colonoscopy.

In the study, the researchers identified a formulation that resulted in good or excellent bowel preparation quality on the Aronchick scale 90% of the time, and patients reported a strong preference for edible colon preparation compared with standard bowel prep regimens.

“We think this is an exciting development because it creates the opportunity to improve the tolerability of bowel preparation, Rex said. “We’ve now identified the formulation that’s going to be taken forward into a phase 3 trial, and that phase 3 trial will be initiated in the first quarter of 2017.”


Rex DK, et al. Abstract #11. Presented at: American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting; Oct. 17-19, 2016; Las Vegas, NV.

Disclosures: Rex reports no relevant financial disclosures.