The Asia Microbiota Bank (AMB), headquartered in Hong Kong, is collecting healthy human microbiota samples from the city’s top 1% healthiest individuals. In just one month, the AMB has received almost 10,000 applications, proving that Hong Kong is an ideal city for social engagement around public health.
“The Asia Microbiota Bank fills an important need in Asia. AMB is the first public microbiota bank in the region, with goals to open three more locations in other Asian country markets in 2017. The AMB has an international and local board of scientific and medical advisors, who work closely with public stool microbiota banks in other countries.” – Mr. J Chang, Co-founder, Asia Microbiota Bank
A stool bank uniquely focuses on the bacteria from a healthy human donor. Technology has advanced to allow a scientific process of purifying the stool sample to remove the waste and preserve the microbiota (bacteria). This microbiota preparation can be used by medical doctors as a therapy for sick patients in some cases.
"We work closely with doctors and hospitals to supply these microbiota materials for limited use in patient treatment. The treatment process is known as Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT). Public stool banks in the USA have supplied fecal microbiota implants to medical clinicians in the treatment of more than 20,000 patients to date. FMT therapy has even been approved by the United States FDA for treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. - Dr. Shen, AMB Laboratory Manager.
FMT therapy has been used in many countries around the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia, to name a few. Now, it is possible for extremely healthy people to benefit others by donating their healthy stool microbiota in Hong Kong.
AMB has implemented one of the strictest donor screening protocols in the world. Once a stool donor qualifies, they are compensated $200 HKD for each donation they contribute to the bank. The Asia Microbiota Bank is continuing to recruit stool donors. Anyone who is very healthy, we encourage to apply by visiting www.asiabiobank.com and filling out the application and health survey.
Press is invited to a joint conference call with the co-founder, Mr. J Chang, on Thursday March 9. For inquiries and to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a WhatsApp to +852-5190-6281
「亞洲益菌中心滿足了亞洲的重要需求。 亞益中心是最早在亞洲設立的糞菌銀行之一，將來會在亞洲另外三個地區也設立糞菌銀行。亞益中心擁有一個國際及地方科學和醫療顧問委員會，與其他國家的糞菌銀行密切合作。」-亞洲益菌中心聯合創始人J Chang先生
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