Sagor Bhuiyan and Adham Aljahmi aren’t your typical college seniors. In addition to being pre-med students, they’ve launched SIB Medical Technologies, a startup that aims to commercialize at-home stool sample collection kits that they say are simpler and less likely to expose patients to toxic materials.
Bhuiyan learned of the device, which was invented by Wayne State University (WSU) Professor Jeffrey L. Ram, through the university’s technology commercialization department.
SIB Medical Technologies’ device simplifies the stool sample collection process, which can typically get messy and involve multiple components.“It’s a two-compartment device,” he explains. “You pull the lever and there’s no need to put the sample in separate vials, and there’s no mixing.”