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Chicago, April 30, 2024 – Cylinder, the employee benefit for GI care, today announced a strategic partnership with Springbuk, the leading health intelligence platform for employers and benefits advisors. By integrating Cylinder’s app with insights in the Springbuk Activate partner marketplace, the solution will enhance healthcare outcomes through data-driven insights and personalized care.

The Springbuk Activate marketplace matches employers with possible partners based on their population’s health needs or risks, showing them potential opportunities in savings and program engagement – all in one place.

“Across the country, countless employees battle with distressing GI symptoms, hindering both their personal and professional lives,” said Bill Snyder, CEO of Cylinder. “We’re excited to partner with Springbuk to improve access to GI care, giving employers an effective path to fostering a healthier, happier workforce gut first.”

Cylinder worked with Springbuk to develop a customized “card” within the Springbuk application that identifies the number of members in the employer’s population who may qualify for Cylinder and a 12-month savings opportunity estimate based on our assumptions of program success.

“We are immensely proud to partner with Cylinder, a company that stands at the forefront of digestive health innovation,” said Joy Powell, CEO of Springbuk. ”Their holistic approach to care through the Cylinder program is a perfect fit for Springbuk Activate, marking an advancement in our commitment to empowering individuals with the tools they need for better health outcomes.”

Cylinder’s approach to GI symptom management is clinically effective, with 9/10 users reporting symptom improvement and better quality of life. The company has raised $47 million in total funding, and recently added renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Hamed Khalili and nationally recognized health services researcher Dr. Dena Bravata to its Clinical Advisory Board.

About Cylinder

Founded in 2021 and offered as an employer benefit, Cylinder (formerly Vivante Health) delivers personalized, clinician-backed care to those suffering from digestive issues through its virtual health platform. Cylinder’s tech-forward, human-first program connects members to the right level of support at the right time through an easy interface – decreasing costs, reducing absenteeism, and improving their quality of life, at scale. Cylinder’s vision is to create a world where people receive convenient, personalized, and affordable access to the quality digestive healthcare they need to improve their overall health. Learn more at

About Springbuk

Springbuk is a leading-edge health analytics intelligence platform that empowers employers and consultants to sharpen their benefits strategy, advance employee health, and contain costs. The innovative solution offers deep analytic insights, allows data-informed decision-making, and provides curated action steps and strategic direction to maximize return on employee benefit investments. Learn more at

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