Discover the Preemie sensor and our portfolio of applications

The Preemie ecosystem is composed of the Preemie sensor, supported by an Artificial Intelligence computation engine working in the cloud, and a portfolio of four desktop and mobile applications directed to Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Human Milk Banks.

Below please find the Preemie products and accessories we are selling. Please note that these products are only available officially in the spring of 2021, but if you wish to have any of the products below for experimental research we are able to deliver earlier and at a discounted price. Just send us an online request and we will be pleased to answer any questions and give you a quote.

The Preemie Sensor is a NIR-spectrometer calibrated with human milk and designed to analyse the milk for its nutritional value (Total Fat, Total Protein, Total Carbohydrates and Energy) as well as to suggest individual targeted fortification for each infant.
The Preemie Sensor “for research purposes only” is currently available, this sensor is not sold with human milk calibrations. We expect to have a medical IVD approval for the EU and the USA by early 2023, at this stage you will be able to order the Preemie Sensor, calibrated with human milk and for medical use.
The Preemie Sensor “for research purposes only”  is designed to work with SpecDataTM software described below and requires either an Android or an iOS device (tablet or smartphone) to run the SpecData application.
  • Unit size: 48x73x125 mm
  • Transmissive near-infrared spectroscopy;
  • Spectral range: 1350 to 2150nm;
  • Battery powered;
  • Bluetooth connectivity to enable communication with portable devices;
  • Micro-USB connection is used for charging;
  • Works with the Preemie Fortification and the Preemie Milk Quality softwares.

For research purposes

This Package Includes:

  • Preemie sensor

Certified medical device

This Package Includes:

  • Preemie Sensor
  • One NurvetteTM (cuvette and holder design specifically for testing human milk)
  • A micro-USB charger, used for charging the sensor’s battery;
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet S6
  • One micropipette, which is a laboratory tool to transport a measured volume of human milk;
  • Several tips for the micropipette.
  • One cuvette cleaning cloth

The NurvetteTM – is a special demountable patented cuvette that simplifies the process of scanning and ensures that the operator handles the cuvette and sample carefully, reducing the risks of breaking the cuvette glass, dropping the sample, and the risk of forming bubbles in the sample. The actual inside of this cuvette, consisting of two glass “slides”. One is plain (except for a ‘UV’ inscription) and the other with a 0.1 mm deep sample well;

  • Size: 6cmx2cmx1cm
  • Inside holder two quartz cuvette windows
  • Cuvette window with well holds ca. 40 µL

This software app is designed to only work with the Preemie sensor and to be used to test milk composition at the NICU.

  • Designed to meet the needs of Neonatal Intensive Care Units for targeted fortification;
  • Analysis of the composition of human milk for nutrition, freshness, and safety;
  • Parameters measured: Total Protein, Total Lipids, Lactose, Total HMOs, Energy, Freshness, Somatic Cell Count;
  • Automatic calculation of the suggested fortification;
  • Customization of fortification guidelines and fortifiers used;
  • Storage of relevant data about infant nutrition and growth in compliance with GDPR;
  • Produces, exports, and saves reports.

Parameters that the Preemie sensor displays in the Fortification software:

Protein (grams/100 mL)
Protein is the value contributing the most to the infant’s growth.

Total Lipids (grams/100 mL)
Fat is crucial for the development of the infant’s neurological system.

Carbs (grams/100 mL)
Crucial for energy intake and infant growth, they protect against pathogens and diseases.

Lactose (grams/100 mL)
The main sugar in milk, it provides most of the energy needed by the growing infant.

HMOs (grams/100 mL)
Oligosaccharides are unique to human milk, and serve to feed the gut microbiome.

Energy (kcal/100 mL)
Calculated from other parameters, caloric intake is key for infant development.

Somatic Cells (Low/High count)
High levels of somatic cells can be used to study breast health and prevent mastitis.

Freshness (Fresh/Spoiled)
Total aerobic bacteria count determines the freshness and acceptability of the milk.

The Preemie Fortification software will be launched in the spring of 2021.
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This software is designed to work with or without the Preemie sensor and to be used to track the infant’s nutritional intake and correlate it with the infant’s growth at the NICU.

  • Designed for Neonatal Intensive Care Units;
  • Stand-alone desktop software (does not require the use of the Preemie sensor);
  • Comprehensive management of the infant’s nutritional intake overtime;
  • Correlation of the infant’s nutritional intake with growth indicators such as weight, length, and head circumference;
  • Allows digital prescription of fortification on a daily basis;
  • Customization of fortification guidelines and of fortifiers used;
  • Personalized introduction to fortification;
  • Also works with Fortification app to enable personalized and tracked nutritional intake;
  • Produces, exports, and saves reports;
  • Key insights based on metadata.

The Preemie Nutrition Tracker software software will be launched in the spring of 2021.
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This software app is designed to only work with the Preemie sensor and to be used to test milk composition, freshness, and safety at the HMB.

  • Designed for Human Milk Banks;
  • This software works with the Preemie sensor;
  • Analysis of the composition of human milk for nutrition, freshness, and safety;
  • Parameters measured: Total Protein, Total Lipids, Lactose, Total HMOs, Energy, Freshness, Somatic Cell Count;
  • Storage of relevant data about donor milk in compliance with GDPR;
  • Produces, exports, and saves reports.

The Preemie Milk Quality software will be launched in the spring of 2021.
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This software is designed to work with or without the Preemie sensor and to be used to manage the donor milk at the HMB.

  • Designed for Human Milk Banks;
  • Stand-alone desktop software (does not require the use of the Preemie sensor);
  • Comprehensive management of the donor milk received;
  • Stores key data about the donor milk encompassing all the key steps, from reception to storage, up to processing and delivery;
  • Suggestion of the best donor milk to be pooled in order to achieve the highest milk quality;
  • Generation of nutritional labels for each donor and pooled milk bag;
  • Also works with Milk Quality app.

The Preemie Milk Tracker software will be launched in the spring of 2021.
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SpecData™ system uses the Preemie Sensor™ and is designed for research purposes. It allows the collection of data that later is used in development calibration models.

SpecData™ system has two parts, one that runs on the desktop and is used by the administrator (SpecData desktop app) and the other which runs on mobile devices for use by a team of workers (SpecData mobile app).

The SpecData desktop app is used to set up a project, allocate access to team workers, track work done, and plan work to be done.

The SpecData mobile app has several purposes:

  • To collect spectra of material samples along with the label data obtained from laboratory analysis of those samples;
  • To make the data collected available to create chemometric or machine learning models for predicting label data from new spectra;
  • Once those models are built and reside in Tellspec’s cloud, to scan new samples, not previously seen, and obtain results for the label data of those samples, in order to test the models.

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