nfant in the News

March 20, 2020

NFANT featured in Boston College Magazine

1 in 4 children have trouble feeding and top researchers weigh in on the role baby bottle nipples can play in solving some of these issues. 

"[...all baby feeding equipment manufacturers should follow NFANT’s lead in conducting rigorous, science-based clinical testing of nipple-flow rates and other feeding systems—and disseminating the resulting data]"

June 11, 2018

NFANT Named Finalist at MDEA Awards, CEO to Speak at MD&M East

nfant Feeding Solution has been named as one of six finalists in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology category of the 20th annual Medical Device Excellence Awards. Highlighting innovative medical devices with the capability to improve the healthcare field, the MDEAs are a crucial part of the influential Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference.

April 27, 2018

Internet Of Things Is One Of 4 Trends Advancing Medtech

Four trends are highlighted by finalists in the Medical Design Excellence Awards 2018, including the use of IoT technology by NFANT Labs. These awards recognize quality and accessibility of healthcare each year. Trends this year include minimizing risk, more efficient care,  and consumerization of heathcare.

November 6, 2017

Preliminary Investigation of Machine Learning on Neonatal ICU Feeding Transition

NFANT Labs’ accepted 2017 Hot Topics Poster presentation finds advances in Machine Learning coupled with objective feeding performance data at discharge maybe more accurate identifying relative risk compared to traditional indices of morbidity such as age and weight.

February 14, 2019

Stellar Stella Goes Home Early for Valentines Day

Stella was born 3 months premature on December 3rd, 2018 and weighed only 1,100 grams.  She spent her first Christmas and New Years in the NICU but she's spending Valentine's Day at home with her family.

At NFANT Labs, we are honored Stella's parents chose to use nfant Nipples to help her on her journey.

March 1, 2018

NFANT Labs named finalist in SXSW Impact Pediatric Health Competition

NFANT Labs has been named a finalist in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Impact Pediatric Health competition that will be held March 9th in Austin, TX. Created four years ago by eight of the top U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals”, Impact Pediatric Health is a one-of-a-kind pitch competition to help showcase and support the best pediatric health care innovations.

October 20, 2017

Funding Sage Business Startup Spotlight: NFANT Labs

"Feeding is the most complex skill a newborn baby must learn. Trouble with learning how to feed on their own is a main cause of delays in discharge... We provide the healthcare team with objective, actionable data to replace a largely subjective process."Read Funding Sage's complete interview with our Co-Founder, Tommy Cunningham, on his personal experiences building NFANT Labs.

October 4, 2017

NFANT Labs Recognized for 'Next-Generation Ideas' and Products

In a world that is becoming more digital every day, innovative cities are leading the way for the United States.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation applauds Atlanta city officials for making the city an inviting environment for entrepreneurs starting tech companies. NFANT Labs is shaping Atlanta into an innovative tech hotspot.

December 4, 2018

NFANT Named Finalist at 2019 CES Best of Baby Tech Awards

Babylist, the premier platform for new and expecting parents, announced NFANT Labs as one of its 15 finalists for the 4th Annual Best of Baby Tech Awards.  The ceremony will be held at CES® 2019, the largest consumer electronics show and the ultimate global stage. 

May 1, 2018

NFANT Labs named finalist in 2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards

​NFANT Labs has been named a finalist in the Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products category in the 2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards. These awards were created in 1998 to recognize life changing medical product innovation and achievement. Winners will be announced June 12th, 2018

December 13, 2017

New Findings on Infant Feeding Issues Uncovered Using NFANT Labs’ Feeding Solution and Analytics

NFANT Labs presented initial results of their nfant Analytics feeding platform at the 2017 annual Hot Topics in Neonatology Conference in Washington, D.C. The prestigious conference features internationally known faculty,critical reviews and debate about promising new therapies in neonatology.

September 25, 2017

Developers of FDA-Cleared Smart Bottle for Premature Infants Building Discharge Decision Tool

Read about MedCity's interview with NFANT Labs CEO, Lou Malice, on how he plans to further data reporting and analytics systems to assist clinicians.

September 20, 2017

Emory Midtown Hospital Adopts ‘Smart’ Baby Bottles for NICU

NPR takes a closer look into Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta and their use of NFANT Labs’s medical devices in the NICU. The Atlanta-based start-up has developed a smart bottle that records real-time information, providing clinicians with more objective means of measuring infant feeding.

April 28, 2017

First-of-its-Kind Device to Improve Infant Feeding Got Its Start at UK

The University of Kentucky reports on NFANT Lab's background, products, and groundbreaking clinical research, emphasizing Dr. Gilson Capilouto's important role in the company.

April 25, 2017

Infant Feeding & Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

A new study published in Thieme’s Seminars in Speech and Language indicates that an infant’s ability to feed, or sucking performance, may correlate with neurodevelopmental outcomes.

April 18, 2017

IoT-Connected Baby Bottle nfant Reduces Hospital Time & Costs

Our friends at Hypepotamus reporting on NFANT Lab's company background, past accomplishments, and future endeavors. The article also features an interview with Tommy Cunningham, who talks "about the health and economic impact nfant can have...and how nfant is a pioneer for the Southeast’s medical device industry."

March 28, 2017

NFANT Labs Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, named NFANT Labs as the Breakthrough Technology of the Year and one its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.

February 7, 2017

Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and NFANT Labs Partner to Help Infants with Neonatal Brain Injury

NFANT Labs announced today a clinical partnership with researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital to investigate neonatal sucking patterns as an indicator of neurodevelopment.

August 10, 2016

NFANT Labs named one of Silicon Labs "Internet of Things Heroes"

Meet the IoT Heroes Helping us build a more connected world - Can the Internet of Things tug at your heartstrings? Gilson Capilouto, Tommy Cunningham and NFANT Labs are answering that question with an enthusiastic “yes” by helping improve the outcomes and lives of neonatal infants through wirelessly-connected medical devices.

July 19, 2016

The 'NFANT' Feeding Bottle Detects if Neonates are Ready for a Bottle

The 'NFANT' feeding bottle analyzes the way a child reacts to the device to determine if the baby is ready to be bottle fed. Created by NFANT Labs, the 'NFANT' bottle works by sensing the movement of an infants mouth on the bottle nipple. Then it will provide feedback to let mothers or caregivers know if the baby is bottle ready.

April 6, 2016

Real-Time Monitoring of Feeding Process

Demonstrated in the study is nfant Feeding Solution’s ability to monitor sucking skills in real time during feeding and the emergence of feeding patterns over the course of an infant’s hospital stay. The authors theorize that the nfant Feeding Solution will improve the current standard of care for initiation and progression of oral feeding as it goes beyond a subjective “trial and error” approach.

March 9, 2016

NFANT Labs Receives European Patent Protection for Solution Targeting Infant Feeding Complications

The European patent, entitled "Tongue Strength Evaluation System and Method," complements U.S. patents recently issued to NFANT Labs for technology that non-invasively monitors feeding metrics and uses a mobile app to track an infant's feeding progression.

January 22, 2016

NFANT Labs Receives Georgia Bio's Innovation Award for nfant® Feeding Solution

Georgia Bio presented the Innovation Award to NFANT Labs, LLC for their nfant® Feeding Solution product. The Georgia Innovation Award honors the department, institution, company or individuals who are forging new ground by thinking outside traditional paradigms to create some unique technology.

November 17, 2015

NFANT Labs Begins Building the World’s Largest Infant Feeding Database

In coordination with World Prematurity Day, NFANT Labs LLC today announced that it is developing the world’s largest infant feeding database by using its FDA-cleared nfant® Feeding Solution to collect objective data on infant feeding in NICUs across the country.

October 7, 2015

NFANT Labs Receives FDA Clearance for its nfant® Feeding Solution

NFANT Labs received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its “nfant Feeding Solution”. NFANT was the first of internet of things device to be cleared for NICU use.