Helping mothers provide antibiotic free breast milk
When women are prescribed antibiotics after childbirth, most of these antibiotics are transferred to the child through the breast milk and they can be very dangerous to the health of the sensitive infants. Recent studies link antibiotics to serious and costly conditions such as asthma, allergies and diabetes. Yet breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organisation. Currently, there are no products on the market which can remove the antibiotics from the breast milk. But LactaPure is about to change that.
LactaPure is working towards creating a filter which can selectively filter out antibiotics without interfering with any of the natural, healthy components of the breast milk. The team behind LactaPure (see below) is currently working on assessing technical questions of cost and efficiency.
LactaPure is a student startup and a part SkyLab at DTU. At the moment LactaPure has reached a proof-of-concept stage and are in the lab working on improving the technology to eventually reach to a prototype.
The team behind LactaPure
Ida Bæk, Co-founder
BSc Molecular Biology
Mikkel Vind Lorenz, Co-founder
BSc in Biology at Aarhus University
MSc student in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology at the Technical University of Denmark
Magnus Willem Meyer, Co-founder
BSc in Biology & Biomedical Science at Aarhus University
MSc student in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute
Rajiv Vait Basaiawmoit, Advisor
Head of Sci-Tech Innovation & Entrepreneurship