Developing the first oral cell therapy for Crohn's an inflammatory bowel disease [IBD]
With the knowledge that…
1. Live bacteria are readily delivered past the gut into the intestines,
2. Live cells thrive in matrices; such as those engineered for 3D bio-ink printers,
3. Live cells can associate with other mucosal barriers such as ones in the olfactory bulbs, and
4. Live cells are effective even placed directly into arthritic joints...
we engineered a matrix with live cells encapsulated in gut safe enteric coated capsules that can be deployed directly to the affected intestines and colon.