Electronic Pill Measures Gases Inside Gut to Understand Diet’s Effects on Body

gut-pillResearchers at Australia’s RMIT University have developed an electronic pill that senses the chemical composition of the gases inside the GI tract and relays the information wirelessly to an external receiver. The device was tested on pigs who were put through different diets to see how the pill recognizes the effects of eating lots or little dietary fiber.

Because one can tell the region of the GI tract that the pill is in, the gasses detected can be evaluated with greater understanding of the local environment. This is something new because there’s lots of misconception about what really goes on inside the gut, and this pill may help answer many interesting questions.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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