Why Climbing Crohn?

Crohn's disease is a chronic gastrointestinal condition that often fluctuates between symptom-free periods and acute inflammation. Diagnosis and monitoring of the disease typically involve costly and partially unpleasant procedures. At Climbing Crohn, we employ ultrasound technology to detect a special contrast agent based on microbubbles, which attach to inflamed areas in the intestines. This allows for a more precise and cost-effective diagnosis and evaluation of the disease's progression, tailored to the individual needs of patients, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

Who Are We?

We are a team of scientists from the fields of natural sciences and medicine collaborating across various institutions, including the University Hospitals of Aachen and Erlangen, Chiracon GmbH in Luckenwalde, Nuvisan GmbH in Neu-Ulm, Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, the Techniker Krankenkasse, the German Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis Association, and the Deutsche Leberhilfe.