As new C. diff treatments prep for market, specialists divided on 'poop in a pill' or small molecule, study finds
What do physicians think about the emerging market for recurrent C. diff? That depends on who you talk to, especially which specialists you talk to.
Fecal microbiota transplants, or FMT, are favored by gastroenterologists familiar with them, while infectious disease doctors prefer traditional small molecule therapies, according to a recent future market evaluation by Spherix Global Insights. While current FMT involves transplanting healthy stool into a C. diff patient through a colonoscopy, FMT encapsulated microbiome pills that are swallowed – referred to by doctors as “poop in a pill” in Spherix’s interviews – are likely on the way to market.
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