Biorelevant Media

Biorelevant Media simulate the fluids present in the gut before (fasted) and after (fed) eating food. They are really useful tools for predicting what will happen to your product after it’s swallowed. Their close similarity to what's actually inside your body makes them very helpful for Pharmaceutical companies (CROs, developers, generic drug manufacturers) and also the functional food, vitamin and medical device industries. There are even versions available to mimic the gastro-intestinal juices of different animals! We supply the powders which enable you to make Biorelevant Media quickly, easily and cost effectively.

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2017-01-17 16:14:14

How Medical Devices Can Be Tested In Biorelevant Media

Capsule endoscopy is a non-invasive way of imaging the gastointestinal tract by swallowing a capsule device with a small camera. The technology is constantly advancing and some research teams are using Biorelevant Media to test and model new advances in medical devices in vitro. Capsule endoscopy was invented in the late 1990’s and opened up

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2017-01-17 14:04:22

What Are The Differences Between FeSSIF And FeSSIF-V2?

FeSSIF and FeSSIF-V2 are types of biorelevant media that simulate what human intestinal fluids are like after a meal is eaten. FeSSIF stands for, ‘Fed State Simulated Intestinal Fluid’. It was first described in 1998 by Galia (1) (from Professor Jennifer Dressman’s research group at University of Frankfurt).  FeSSIF-V2 is an updated version by Jantratid(2)

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2017-01-13 12:29:57

Biorelevant Media Used For Testing Probiotics

National newspapers such as the Daily Mail recently covered the findings of a paper by Gaisford and Freuda-Agyeman where they used Biorelevant Media (FaSSGF) to test the viability of bacteria in common probiotic products in vitro. FaSSGF simulates the fasted gastric environment thus the way the bacteria would behave in the stomach was imitated. Gaisford highlighted that

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