Tend Health

Tend Health is commercializing a device for safe, standardized, and convenient processing of stool samples into capsules for a gut microbiota transplant (GMT). Chemotherapy (or even antibiotic use) can wipe out vital healthy bacteria in the gut, leading to life-threatening infections like Clostridium difficile infection. GMT is a procedure for restoring microbiome diversity that includes collecting a stool sample then mixing, filtering, freezing, and storing it for later use. Tend’s device simplifies this process, and the company also offers microbiome testing and analysis.