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.

The Bionics Institute is involved in a collaborative project to create a novel device that will enable detection of gut inflammation and will therapeutically stimulate the vagus nerve.

Further information

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Research team

Program leader: A/Prof James Fallon

Team members: Prof Robert Shepherd AM, Dr Sophie Payne, Dr Tomoko Hyakumara, Mr Owen Burns, Mr Ross Thomas

Collaborators: A/Prof Peter De Cruz, Prof John Furness (Florey)