Placement Confirmation of Short-Term Feeding Tubes

Team: Veriflate


Our team was challenged by CoapTech, a medical device company, to develop an innovative solution to confirm short-term feeding tube placement in the stomach. Current solutions are impractical, not reliable, and can add risk to the patient’s health.

Our solution implements an internal balloon that can only inflate within a patient’s stomach. If the tube is misplaced, a pressure release valve redirects air to an external balloon indicator. Overall, our solution makes short-term feeding tube insertions safer and allows nurses to confirm placement with confidence.

Dual-lumen feeding tube with internal balloon and pressure valve with external balloon visual indicator.