Support us Appeals Crohn's disease Donate Fundraise Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is a debilitating, relapsing condition that first emerges in young adulthood and affects patients throughout their life. Symptoms vary and range from mild to severe. Sufferers are likely to have periods of active illness followed by periods of remission. Signs and symptoms include diarrhoea, fever and fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping and unintended weight loss There are a number of drugs that are used to treat inflammatory diseases, however, these can have variable symptom relief and often have serious side effects. Over the past five years, the Bionics Institute has pioneered a small, implantable medical device to control the inflammation and debilitating symptoms of IBD. Read more about our research here. We've already demonstrated that this device is both safe and effective in pre-clinical trials, however your support is needed to help us progress to our first-in-human clinical trial. Would you like to help these talented researchers get closer to clinical trials? Donate today!