Approximately 50% of newborns have some incidence of Neonatal Jaundice and between 4% and 6% develop Pathological Jaundice. In 2013 approximately 41,000 children required phototherapy treatment. If not treated properly, jaundice can cause permanent neurological problems. The technology available for treatment in rural areas is inadequate.
Ingenimed designs, produces and sells blue light phototherapy equipment called “NEOLED”, a high-quality, cost-effective treatment for neonatal jaundice. It offers two solutions: a conventional one used directly over incubators and an alternative known as “Madre Canguro” or Kangaroo Pouch.
NESsT value added:
- Supported the development and improvement of the prototype, and tested it in 3 clinics and helped formally start the business.
- Provided business planning skills to the entrepreneurs and built capacity inside the company to develop the Business Plan.
- Provided strategic, financial and operations consulting in the construction of business plan to expand the scale of the company nationally.
newborns have benefitted from the technology
increase in beneficiaries in 2013
NESsT investment to date