Vibrant Gastro received honorable mention in the health category for its innovative drug-free treatment for chronic constipation utilizing an entirely different approach compared to traditional drug-based treatments.
The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring clean technology, innovation in healthcare, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
Vibrant Gastro received honorable mention in the health category for its innovative drug-free treatment for chronic constipation in adults, utilizing an entirely different approach compared to traditional drug-based treatments.
Currently available constipation medications, may cause nausea and diarrhea in some patients, negatively impacting their quality of life.
Research shows that when the biological clock is out of synch, people are more likely to experience constipation. Vibrant’s drug-free technology resynchronizes the biological clock, allowing bowel function to improve.
In clinical trials Vibrant demonstrated efficacy and safety, whereby patients` constipation symptoms were significantly improved, as: complete bowel movements as well as quality of life, with no treatment-related nausea or diarrhea.
Vibrant’s non-pharmaceutical technology can also utilize its novel mechanism of action to potentially treat other conditions.
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“We are humbled to receive the honorable mention in the health category. Vibrant is dedicated to accelerate the transition to drug-free treatments that will enable millions of constipation patients to live more enjoyable lives, and potentially decrease the economic burden on healthcare systems,” says Lior Ben Tsur, Vibrant CEO.
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Vibrant is the pioneer of a unique mechanism of action for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), based on the scientific understanding that when the biological clock is desynchronized, people are more likely to experience constipation.
The orally administered non-pharmacologic disposable capsule is directed by a pod, which activates and sends the operating instructions to the capsule, before swallowing. The capsule, once ingested, resynchronizes the biological clock through mechanical stimulation of the colon, resulting in improved bowel movements, constipation symptoms relief, and better quality of life.
The treatment’s companion app assists patients in self-track their treatment progress, helping them obtain a better state of health.
The Vibrant capsule is an investigational device limited to investigational use in the United States. It is currently under FDA review and is not available for sale.
To learn more about Vibrant, visit https://www.vibrantgastro.com.