Course overview

    1. Course outline and overview

    2. Learning objectives

    1. Pendulum and the gut microbiome

    2. Anaerobic manufacturing, CFUs vs. AFUs

    3. Knowledge Check #1

    1. Blood glucose related clinical trials

    2. Glucose control

    3. Knowledge check #2

    1. Introduction to Akkermansia

    2. Clinical applications

    3. Mechanism of action

    4. Knowledge check #3

    1. Introduction to butyricum

    2. Clinical applications

    3. Mechanism of action

    4. Knowledge Check #4

    1. Additional resource links

    2. References

    3. Slide deck

About this course

  • Free
  • 20 mins
  • Additional resources included

Learning objectives

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of anaerobic microogranisms on host health

  • Differentiate between CFUs and AFUs

  • Understand the clinical application of Pendulum Glucose Control

  • Understand the clinical application of Akkermansia muciniphila

  • Understand the clinical application of Clostridium butyricum

  • Understand the synergistic effects of formulations targeting butyrate and mucin regulation and their clinical applications


 The information in this course is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting a doctor. Consult with a health care practitioner before relying on any information in this course or course materials.

Your Instructor(s)

Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD

Colleen Cutcliffe is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Pendulum. She has more than 20 years of experience leading and managing biology teams in academia, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Prior to starting Pendulum, Colleen was the senior manager of biology at Pacific Biosciences and a scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen completed her postdoctoral studies at Northwestern’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. Colleen received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College.