Personalized medicine needs
to consider the whole person
We all house trillions of microscopic organisms. In fact, with respect to the number of cells, we are more than 50% 'non-human'. This vast, diverse forest within us is termed the microbiome and it plays an essential role in our health.
The gut is a central player
Rapidly advancing research in the field highlights the active role of the gut and the associated microbiome in nearly all facets of health and disease. Since the dynamics of all micro-biomes are unique, therapeutic efforts tailored to the whole individual inevitably experience greater success.
The gut is out of reach
"All disease begins in the gut". Although Hippocrates had this intuition over 2000 years ago, scientists continue to unravel its mysteries and intricacies till this day. Reaching the deepest parts of the gut has proven quite difficult. Sampling through endoscopy is very costly and the widely adopted alternative of stool poses issues of contamination along with others.
The power of in-vivo sampling
Nimble's innovative approach provides direct sampling and analysis of targeted regions of the gastrointestinal tract.
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