With Prevas’ assistance, Miris has developed an instrument that can have major positive effects for neonatal care, as well as the developing countries. The instrument analyzes fluids such as dairy and breast milk.
Assignment: Portable instrument for milk analysis. Swedish Embedded Award.
Miris' analytical instrument analyzes fluids such as cow, buffalo and breast milk. The instrument is the first portable mid-IR instrument for milk analysis. It is small, quick and easy to care for, which makes it easy to use right in the field.
One very important application area for Miris’ instrument is in breast milk analysis. The nutritional content in breast milk can be analyzed, and additives can be individually adapted if needed for infants born prematurely. The analyses can be performed on site at a neonatal ward, allowing immediate adaptation to suit the individual child’s nutritional needs. Miris’ instrument is the only instrument in the world approved for use for individual nutrition of prematurely born infants.
”There is a tremendous need to analyze and check donated and stored breast milk at hospital neonatal wards,” says Tony Malmström, who is one of the founders of Miris and the company’s CEO. “Prematurely born infants thrive best on consistent and stable nutrition, what is often referred to as individualized nutrition. And this means that the nutritional content of the milk must be checked. Our analytical instrument HMA (Human Milk Analyzer) needs a mere 1–3 milliliters to provide a quick and reliable analysis of breast milk, and the cost is low.”
The measurement method is based on mid-IR spectroscopy. The analysis instrument can analyze the composition in a variety of different liquids. The present focus is on milk analyses with measurement of the content of fat, protein, carbohydrates and energy.
Prevas developed an adapted processor module for Miris, based on the Freescale i.MX-53-processor (ARM Cortex A8). The new processor module leaves other parts of the instrument untouched, and thus is compatible with the already installed instrument base. Prevas has also developed an adapted Windows Embedded Compact 7 image for the new module.
With Miris’ instruments, large and expensive instruments can be replaced with small, portable units at lower prices without having to compromise on performance and quality.
The winner of Swedish Embedded Award 2012
Miris and Prevas won the prestigious award Swedish Embedded Award in the Enterprise category.
Johan Bergsten, sales manager at Prevas says:
“It is exciting that a small Swedish company can make such a breakthrough in the global market with a unique and innovative technology that benefits society and that only they possess. Working together and in a matter of only seven months, we have been able to deliver a complex system and put it into production. It is very gratifying that the instrument won the Swedish Embedded Award.”
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