We founded OpenBiome, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, after watching a friend and family member suffer through 18 months of C. difficile and 7 rounds of vancomycin before finally receiving a successful, life-changing Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). The remarkable efficacy of this treatment and the great lengths required to receive it convinced us that we needed to help expand access. After many discussions with local clinicians and the FDA, we launched OpenBiome in 2012 to make FMT faster and easier for patients and doctors alike.
What we do:
We work with clinicians to make FMT easier, cheaper, safer and more widely available. We do so by providing hospitals with screened, filtered, and frozen material ready for clinical use. This service eliminates the time, staff, protocols, and facilities needed to screen and prepare material from new donors for each treatment. With OpenBiome, all that’s needed to deliver FMT is a doctor and an endoscope.
A nonprofit stool bank providing low-cost, ready-to-use stool stool preparations for clinicians performing fecal microbiota transplantations.