OpenBiome to wind down stool bank operations

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OpenBiome, the nation’s first public stool financial institution, will quickly finish its program for accumulating, screening, and delivery materials for fecal microbiota transplants, or FMT, the company announced Tuesday.

It gained’t be speedy; the corporate plans to renew delivery the stool it has in its stock to physicians in Might whereas it begins to wind down its program. It isn’t clear when the final cargo will happen. After this system is shuttered, OpenBiome will keep open, redoubling its microbiome analysis efforts, Carolyn Edelstein, OpenBiome’s govt director, informed STAT.

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