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4 min readJun 19, 2021



The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things™

As co-founder of Enteromics and PhD in Cyber-biosecurity, I launch the very first Internet-of-Ingestible-Things, sponsored by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, as a series of workshops bringing together experts from cybersecurity with medical device regulatory bodies and makers, to help design security for the new generation “Ingestible-Things” or secure smart gut-sensing pills.

The time has come. After three months of training, two weeks of voting, we have our winner. Our expert panel has submitted their scores, and the people have spoken! What have they said?

They have said,

Power to the patient with BiotAI.

A team of MSc Bioscience Entrepreneurship students from UCL with a background in Biology, experience in bacterial engineering and a passion for gut health. They came together and connected over their strong interest in the commercialization of novel biotech ideas, as well as a newfound appreciation for bio-cybersecurity!

The BiotAI team

What’s had a 290% increase in the last 5 years? Gut Health Research.

Yet it is difficult to get a full picture of the “gut microbiome” — or ecosystem of microorganisms that reside in your gut and are responsible for your digestion and health — due to limitations with methods in accessing and analysing the gut.

With the race to understand the ‘perfect’ gut microbiome, the BiotAI team is on a mission to provide an easy-to-use Ingestible-Things™ device, jumping on the new consumer trend to track one’s body by giving power to the patient.

10–15% of the worldwide population is estimated to suffer from some gastrointestinal issue, keep track of BiotAI as they cater for a rapid but secure cloud communication system.


All teams have participated in a Security by design Think Tank, the results of which will disseminated by the end of this Summer!

If you want a sneak peak attend Biohacking Village (BHV), sign up here:

Until the next one!

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The Internet-of-Ingestible-Things series and hackathon is led by Mariam Elgabry, Co-founder and Director of Enteromics, a MedTech start-up that builds smart gut-sensing pills that once swallowed connect to a smart phone via an App to deliver AI-powered gut health insights; moving healthcare to the comfort of the home.

Mariam’s background is in deep-tech and bioengineering, holding a MSc in Bioinformatics & Theoretical Systems Biology from Imperial College London, as well as a MRes in Security & Crime Science from the University College London (UCL). Alongside her role at Enteromics, she researches Bio-crime, the Internet-of-Medical-Things (IoMT), and Cyber-biosecurity as part of her PhD research at the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, UCL. Her most recent work discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Cyber-biosecurity in the UK and abroad; published by the UK Parliament Joint Committee on National Security.

Mariam’s experience lies at the intersection of industry and research, focusing on tech, health and security. At AstraZeneca, She led an award winning technology for early detection systems in drug testing. Later, as a Lead Microsoft Student Partner, she had the opportunity to help translate technology and innovative tools, from hackathons into start-ups. Alongside her studying, her work as a Sergeant at the London Metropolitan Police exposed her to operations on the field, including risk mitigation — from managing policing activity, to effective deployment of resources to incidents; skills later applied in her work as a Security Design Consultant.

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