This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.879228.
Imagine a world where all babies born too soon or with low birth weight are given the best nutrition possible, thus providing them with their greatest chance at having a healthy start in life, free of preterm related disorders such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or life-long disabilities.
Our goal is to empower neonatologists, nurses, and human milk bank professionals with the most comprehensive feeding management system, which helps them personalise and track the nutritional intake of each infant over time, allows the analysis of the composition of donor milk, guides the process of fortification, and provides important analytics of the correlation between feeding and each infant’s.
Our mission is to improve the care of premature babies, and help accelerate progress towards the goal of decreasing deaths and life-longing disabilities due to preterm birth. We believe that premature babies have the right to a healthy start in life.
Preemie’s GDPR-compliant system significantly lowers the nurses’ time spent on fortification preparation and on milk management. It reduces errors and automatically generates an audit trail for the process, while supporting infant safety by testing donor milk not only for macronutrients but also for spoilage and high somatic cell count.
Our dedicated team of experts and advisors within the field of human milk research, neonatology, spectroscopy, sensor technology, software, chemistry, chemometrics, mathematics, and machine learning, have developed the most innovative and breakthrough feeding system to help premature babies have a healthy start in life.
PROF. GUIDO MORO
Professor of Neonatology at the School of Pediatrics at the University of Milan, Italy
Guido Moro’s main field of research is infant nutrition with particular interest in very low birth weight infant feeding, human milk, and human milk banks. He has been the Director of the Centre for Infant Nutrition to Prevent Illnesses in Adult Life. He founded the Human Milk Bank of Milan and was the first European Milk Bank Association (EMBA) president. He is now the president of Italian Association of Donated Human Milk Banks (AIBLUD). He has published more than 250 scientific papers in international journals.
PROF. ENRICO BERTINO
Director O&G, Sant’Anna Hospital, Turin, Italy
Enrico Bertino, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Turin. President of EMBA and co-founder of AIBLUD. Head of the Human Milk Bank of the Città della Salute e della Scienza hospital of Turin. Author of more than 200 scientific publications.
Dr. GERHARD FUSCH, PH.D.
Lab director of the Neonatal Research Program at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Gerhard Fusch has been head of the Neonatal Research Laboratory at the University of Greifswald, Germany. He has been a Research Associate at the Department of Paediatrics of McMaster University, where he was also lab manager of the Neonatal Research Program focused on nutrition, growth, and metabolism. He conducted numerous studies, including RCTs, in all aspects, and ran the lab according to GCLP standards. He has published over 50 scientific articles on human milk fortification.