Cordlife, AMILI launch first gut microbiome banking service in SEA | Healthcare Asia Magazine
, Singapore
Testing and processing of the gut microbiome obtained from clients’ stool samples, before it is stored for a long-term cryopreservation /Cordlife, AMILI

Cordlife, AMILI launch first gut microbiome banking service in SEA

The microbiome has important roles in metabolism and brain health

The first gut microbiome banking service for future faecal microbiota transplants (FMT) in Southeast Asia will soon be launched for alternative medical therapy that can address diseases such as colorectal cancer.

SGX-listed healthcare firm, Cordlife Group, and AMILI announced their partnership to provide the banking service in Singapore and the region. 

The partnership will leverage both the gut microbiome processing and analysis by AMILI as well as the cryopreservation by Cordlife, which will allow people to store their gut microbiome for FMT. 

According to the companies, the FMT “is a promising approach for a myriad of diseases such as colorectal cancer, autism spectrum disorder, and even obesity.”

FMT or gut microbiome transplantation is described as the “transfer of healthy microbiomes from a healthy person into the gastrointestinal tract of a sick person to restore microbial balance.” This is also a treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, with cure rates of up to 90%.

The firms also pointed out that the microbiome is needed for human health and has important roles for immune function, metabolism, and brain.

“The microbiome deteriorates over time and can be severely affected by gut infections and prolonged use of antibiotics,” read the statement.


READ MORE: GE Healthcare, NCCS to work on AI research to enhance cancer care

Follow the link for more news on

Join Healthcare Asia Magazine community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!