Fidmi Medical a company based in Misgav, Israel, has developed a new enteral feeding device that overcomes some of the limitations, downsides, and hassles of existing solutions. Feeding tubes have to be changed every few months to prevent clogging, address dislogdgements, and get ahead of the device breaking up.
Fidmi Medical was founded in 2014 with IP from Hadassah tech-transfer company Hadasit.
The PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) device from Fidmi was originally envisioned by pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Ishay Benuri. It requires changes less frequently, should lead to fewer clogs, and comes apart gently so as not to damage nearby tissue when it does need to be removed.
Fidmi Medical’s new low-profile PEG device for initial placement stays in place, eliminates the need for frequent replacements, and reduces clogging. Fidmi’s improved design integrates three important features:
- The flexible, rigid-core, internal bumper stays securely in place, prevents dislodgment, and breaks apart for trauma-free removal when needed (radiopaque pieces are naturally expelled from the body).
- The disposable feeding tube can be easily replaced without removing the PEG device. It reduces clogging and extends product life.
- An external, flexible retention bumper protects the stoma, provides ventilation, self-adjusts for an enhanced fit, and holds the disposable feeding tube in place.