Gelesis is developing a proprietary hydrogel platform designed to leverage mechanobiology along the GI tract to potentially alter the course of chronic diseases.
The Gelesis platform technology allows for the design of specific hydrogels with different properties, that potentially may address different GI related indications.
The proprietary Gelesis platform is the first and only superabsorbent hydrogel made exclusively from naturally-derived building blocks.
The highly engineered and proprietary patented hydrogel is made by cross-linking 2 naturally derived building blocks:
The small gel pieces homogeneously mix with the ingested foods and increase the volume and elasticity (firmness) of the stomach contents, similar to the mechanical effect created by a half pound of leafy vegetables
Hydrogel volume limited to fluids present in the GI tract, as well as hydration capacity of the hydrogel