Precision Nutrition in First 1000 Days
Importance of Early Life Nutrition
The first 1000 days of life, from conception to age two, is the most critical time for brain, body, metabolism, and immune system development. It is also the time of most rapid change in the microbiome and, therefore, provides a unique window of opportunity for intervention. It is during this time that the foundations for lifelong health are largely set. Optimal nutrition during this time will have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.
Initial Focus on Preterm Infants
Astarte Medical is initially focused on the smallest and highest risk patients during this period – preterm infants. Providing the preterm infant with optimal nutrition while in the neonatal ICU (NICU) to achieve the same growth and development of the healthy, growing fetus is the next imperative in neonatal critical care.
NICUtrition® is a real-time, clinical decision support solution that enables NICU clinical care teams to standardize and streamline the practice of feeding. NICUtrition® digitizes and integrates your hospital’s own enteral feeding protocol, and generates an intuitive dashboard display of feeding, nutrition and growth-related data.Learn More
With easy and intuitive access to your NICU’s historical feeding data with real-time analysis of metrics and milestones, NICUtrition® enables clinicians to make more confident, well-informed care decisions.
NICUtrition® makes it easy to track adherence to your hospital’s enteral feeding protocol, compare protocol compliance and patient outcomes, and implement quality improvement initiatives as needed.
NICUtrition® strengthens care coordination and rounding by giving cross-functional teams the ability to access and share timely, relevant information, streamline communication, and conduct remote consultations.
NICUtrition® takes the pressure off of your IT department with a cloud-based system that integrates seamlessly with your EMR, meets FHIR standards for secure interoperability, and is 100% HIPAA compliant to ensure patient privacy and data integrity.
Based on the largest dataset of preterm infant microbiome profiles and corresponding clinical data, NICUbiome™ is a digital platform that leverages machine learning to provide quantification of and insights to preterm infant gut health. Drawing on our proprietary and extensive dataset, NICUbiome™ enables better decision-making through benchmarking and personalized care through risk stratification. NICUbiome™ will accelerate the development, adoption, and tailored use of new nutritional or microbial interventions.
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By providing real-time, novel gut maturity measures, NICUbiome™ Classifier allows clinicians to discover new patterns between the infant microbiome and health outcomes, and to base decisions on this new insight. A comprehensive gut readiness score, including gut maturity and gut development trajectory, enables clinical teams to make real-time, personalized care decisions.
NICUbiome™ Prognostic Dx provides predictive scores to enable risk stratification of preterm infants so clinical teams can allocate care and resource focus appropriately – for both low and high-risk patients – allowing them to get the customized care they need in order to thrive. By utilizing machine learning on clinical and microbiome data, it identifies infants at risk of growth failure and life-threatening comorbidities before they occur, to allow for proactive nutritional, care, and microbial interventions.
NICUbiome™ Therapeutic Rx minimizes preterm infants’ failure to thrive by accelerating the advent of new interventions. By providing actionable recommendations it allows clinicians to create personalized feeding and treatment strategies for maximizing successful infant growth outcomes.