smaXtec develops in-vivo health management with closed-loop system

The company aims to provide individualised, real-time health management
calendar icon 14 May 2024
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smaXtec has developed a new closed-loop system that pairs with its "bolus" technology, an advanced sensor that measures and monitors critical health parameters from directly inside the cow's reticulum, according to a press release from the company. The bolus continuously monitors inner body temperature, water intake and drinking cycles, rumination and activity. The data empowers artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to predict health outcomes, enabling farmers to act proactively regarding health issues. 

Taking health management into a new era: the closed-loop system

The latest patent-pending development from smaXtec elevates this strategy. After completing development, the system will in future activate a "closed-loop" mechanism. A micromechanical device, seamlessly integrated into the bolus, which aims to react dynamically to the cow's needs. According to the company, when demand arises it will precisely release medication or feed supplements as required. This individualised approach in real time is going to ensure optimal and automated health management for each individual animal. 

“This marks an exciting leap into the era of active health management within the dairy industry," said Stefan Scherer, CEO of smaXtec.

Seeking collaborators for the future

smaXtec is actively seeking partners for this exciting development phase to explore possibilities and realise applications for this innovative drug and feed additive release system. The company's open call for collaboration invites experts from various fields, including e.g. pharmaceuticals and nutrient supplement companies, to contribute to the next phase of innovation in health management within the dairy industry. By joining forces with industry experts, smaXtec aims to unlock new possibilities and enhance animal welfare across dairy farms worldwide.

“We believe that true innovation excels by combining knowledge and competences across industries," said Scherer. "We welcome partnerships that will help us develop our closed-loop system and are looking forward to the ideas potential project partners come up with.”

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