PBL Dynamic Gastric Model
Upgrade and improve an existing prototype of the Dynamic Gastric Model (DGM) in order to turn it into a commercially viable product that would be attractive to the pharmaceutical and food industries.
The solution: We optimised the design by combining multiple systems and introducing new design elements. Specialist materials and finishes were selected to chemically resist the corrosive nature of stomach acid. This proved technically challenging, especially as the design had to be transparent so that food materials could be observed as they were being processed.
Our completely redesigned valve system improves functionality and reliability whilst more closely mimicking the processes of the human stomach.
The result: The new DGM is a major advance for the medical industry. For the first time ever it allows companies to explore new medicines, drugs and foods with a truly dynamic in-vitro system. A classic example of how we’ve taken a great idea and turned it into a commercially successful product.