Gerium Medical has developed a new generation non-invasive bilirubin meter for newborns called BiliCareTM.
Bilicare measures the level of bilirubin in the newborn by transmitting light at different wavelengths into the newborn’s tissue and measuring the intensity of those wavelengths when they come out of the tissue.
By comparing the intensity of the light before it enters the tissue with the intensity of the light after it left the tissue, it is possible to calculate the amount of light absorbed by the bilirubin.
According to this amount it is possible to calculate, using a distinct algorithm, the amount of bilirubin in the newborn’s blood in units of dl/mg.
Part of Gerium Medical’s technological advantage (which is patented) is the fact that during the measurement the BiliCare device is able to also measure the thickness of the tissue, which contributes to achieving a very precise measurement.
*The product have CE mark.