SIMBA GI PLATFORM
Leveraging Small Intestinal Data to Power Novel Insights
Small Intestinal MicroBiome Aspiration
The Small Intestine Microbiome Aspiration (SIMBA) capsule is an ingestible, single-use capsule that enables passive sampling of small bowel luminal fluid. Users will receive a SIMBA capsule kit at home by mail, which includes the SIMBA capsule, retrieval kit, sample mail return kit.
Our current understanding of the gut microbiome is based on the microbiota found within stool samples, which insufficiently characterizes the microbial characterization of the small intestine. Over 2000 differences have been found among bacterial communities found in stool collection compared to collections focused on the small intestine.