3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

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  • TBMG-35088
Published 2019-09-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut — known as the microbiome — as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract (GI). The ability to profile bacterial species inhabiting the gut could have important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are affected by the microbiome, according to the researchers.