Understanding MVID

Explore this site to learn about MVID, patient resources, our research and future work towards a new therapy.

What is MVID

New research and comprehensive resources for patients with microvillus inclusion disease

Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is a rare, genetic disease that causes chronic diarrhea in young babies. The amount of diarrhea often exceeds that of cholera, and infants will die unless they are given appropriate and often massive amounts of intravenous fluid. Patients with MVID often survive solely on IV fluids, also known as total parenteral nutrition or TPN, or they must undergo a small bowel transplant. Learn more about MVID.

At Vanessa Research we have patented and will soon begin clinical trials of a drug that has been developed to treat MVID – a treatment that will eliminate life-threatening diarrhea by encouraging immature cells in the intestine to grow normally and restore the absorption of fluids and nutrients. Learn more about our research.

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October 17, 2018 - Hamden, Connecticut
Vanessa Research Brings Microvillus Inclusion Disease Education to Arabic-speaking Audiences

Hamden, CT – Vanessa Research Inc. (VRI) is pleased to announce the launch of its educational website focused on microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) translated into the Arabic language. The website explains the mechanism of MVID, provides targeted resources both for doctors and caregivers, and publishes new scientific research and other pertinent news and information related…

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July 20, 2018 - Hamden, Connecticut
Vanessa Research Inc. Announces Launch of MVID Educational Website and Video in Turkish Language

Hamden, CT – Vanessa Research Inc. (VRI) is pleased to announce the launch of its educational website focused on microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) translated into the Turkish language. The website explains the mechanism of MVID, provides targeted resources both for doctors and caregivers, and publishes new scientific research and other pertinent news and information related…

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June 28, 2018 - Hamden, Connecticut
New MVID Educational Video from Vanessa Research
Hamden, Connecticut – Vanessa Research Inc. (VRI), has announced the launch of a new educational video (link) on microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) – a rare, genetic intestinal disease that causes severe diarrhea in young babies, and it is resistant to treatment. The loss of fluids is so rapid that life-threatening dehydration occurs within days or...
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