Dr. Mike Edmond: "Great news for patients with C. Difficile"


Dr. Edmond is the Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health and serves as the Hospital Epidemiologist for the VCU Health System. He posted about OpenBiome on the blog, Controversies in Hospital Prevention. Here is an excerpt:  

Yesterday I stumbled on OpenBiome's website and as I explored it I was nearly euphoric. [...] The company provides processed, frozen human stool from donors that have been carefully selected and screened for multiple infectious diseases at least twice, at a cost that's 1/6 the price of me testing one donor, and 5 to 14-fold cheaper than the drugs that these patients have taken without success. 

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Dr. Paul Levy: "Will OpenBiome be #1 in the #2 business?"


Dr. Paul Levy is the former President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and author of the blog, Not Running a Hospital. Below is an excerpt from Dr. Levy's post about OpenBiome: 

The folks at OpenBiome will face some interesting and challenging business development issues over the coming months, but their concept is sound and has the potential to bring great value to society.  Keep an eye on this one!

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