FDA approves first faecal microbiota product


United States

The first faecal transplant therapy derived from the gut microbiome of healthy donors was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on 30 November, paving the way for regulatory reviews of other products in the sector. The therapy, Rebyota, was developed by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc and approved for the prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, a potentially life-threatening disease.