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New unique tube for probiotic cultures in tube-feeding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009926D
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

BIOGAIA AB is adopting it’s patented* LifeTop Straw product to also fit into tube-feeding systems for hospitalized patients.

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New unique tube for probiotic cultures in tube-feeding

BIOGAIA AB is adopting it’s patented* LifeTop Straw product to also fit into tube-feeding systems for hospitalized patients.

LifeTop Straw is a innovative product from BIOGAIA, containing sensitive ingredients inside the straw, for addition to various drinks and liquids during consumption.

Now the purpose is to deliver oxygen and water sensitive components in a cost effective way to EN (enteral nutrition-tube feeding) patients. For more than 20 years producers of EN products have had problems delivering oxygen and water sensitive components like e.g.  vitamins, trace elements and in recent years probiotic bacteria, such as BIOGAIA´s proprietary Reuteri culture, this problem is now solved.

For example Reuteri-culture inside tube.

 
Earlier attempts to overcome this problem have included adding an extra chamber in the EN bag, adding injector chamber or extra injection ports. These solutions have all been less successful mainly because they are both expensive and difficult to produce and impractical for routine use. Today the problem is being solved by adding the substance manually with a syringe, which in many cases is both impractical and labor requiring.

The application of the BIOGAIA LifeTop straw invention isolates the sensitive components from the bag and its content. This is achieved by applying the special tube connector as a separate part of the delivery line. The tube connector is fully separated fr...