Targeting Gut Disease (TGD) S.r.l. is an innovative SME specialising in the development of essential oil-based raw materials for food supplements with anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and eubiotic characteristics.

The fusion of entrepreneurial spirit, scientific distinction and internationally recognised clinical experience is the company’s key asset, and forms the basis from which it can gain a leading position worldwide in the nutraceuticals market.

TGD was founded in 2015 as a result of the desire of its members to apply their interdisciplinary expertise to create a range of commercially viable products capable of improving chronic inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.

Today, as a Spin-off of the University of Bologna, TGD is able to cover the entire development process of new food supplements dedicated to the body’s wellbeing, from in vitro research to clinical validation.


For centuries, plant extracts have been and still are used in oriental medicine as healing elements. Building on the theoretical foundations of Eastern tradition and reinforcing them with modern scientific knowledge, TGD researches and develops raw materials for natural food supplements that support the body’s balance.



Targeting Gut Disease was born as an entrepreneurial project from the meeting within the University of Bologna between experts in nutrition and intestinal inflammation, with the idea of formulating innovative food supplements aimed at pathologies for which there are still no effective pharmacological therapies or other useful solutions to improve their symptoms. The first project developed with the establishment of a Startup at the University of Bologna, called ‘Targeting Gut Disease’, which literally means ‘targeting intestinal diseases’. After winning the 2014 Startcup, a competition between the best industrial projects conceived within the University of Bologna, thanks to the entry into the company of two Business Angels, TGD began the production of BIOintestil®, its first patented and clinically tested raw material for food supplements. From that moment on, new products are continuously conceived and scientifically validated by the company team, with the aim of supporting the body’s balance.

Scientific partner in research
of nutraceuticals

Premi e Certificazioni

Winners IPA4SME - TGD

Winners IPA4SME

Winners Start Cup 2014 - TGD

Winners Start Cup 2014