Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT): Global Industry and Regulatory Overview
First described in the 4th Century in China, practiced since the 1950’s and re-discovered relatively recently, Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) or simply Fecal Transplant is a therapeutic approach in which more or less processed fecal material from a single (or multiple) healthy donor(s) is transferred to a diseased individual to restore health. This therapeutic strategy was actually the one that sparked interest in microbiome drug development back in 2013, with the publication of the results of a human trial in which FMT showed extremely efficacious against recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection . Since then, multiple companies and academics have embarked in the development of FMT treatments for different conditions, targeting C. difficile infection and beyond.
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