The NGPod®: A new pH test to determine nasogastric feeding tube placement

The NGPod handheld devices overcomes many of the risks associated with existing Nasogastric placement confirmation methods.

  • No aspirate required
  • No interpretation. Get a clear “Yes/No” answer.
  • Rapid result [c.15 seconds]
  • Reduce delays to patients treatment, hydration and nutrition
  • More cost-effective than using aspirate & pH strips first line

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NG Pod

NGPOD® Handheld Device

NHSSC Code: FWM4155


The NGPOD®-01 should be used with the NGPOD® Sensor-01. When used together it will provide the clinician with a simple YES/NO result for indicating placement of a Nasogastric (NG) tube.

As a result, the NGPOD® system removes the need to aspirate gastric contents from the patient, reduces clinical interpretation risk by providing a safe bedside test which gives the user an unambiguous yes or no result. It also reduces the need for unnecessary X-rays to confirm placement and offers patient safety, clinician and cost-efficiency benefits.

  • Handheld & Portable
  • Patented Optical Sub-Assembly (OSA)
  • c.4,000 Test Lifespan
  • LED Indicator Lights
  • Lightweight and Ergonomically designed
  • ISO 13485 Compliant

NG Pod Sensor

MPC: NGPOD Sensor 01-092
NHSSC Code: FWM4157


Using a bespoke fibre-optic, we have developed a patented Fibre-Optic Sensor which we manufacture in the UK.

When used with the NGPOD®-01, the fibre-optic transmits light from the Pod, detecting a response from the environment at the tip of the sensor (which sits inside the distal end of the nasogastric tube once inserted).

The device provides a result in c.15 seconds.

The sensor is single use and must be disposed after each patient use.

  • Fibre-optic technology
  • Sensor tip coated in pH sensitive compound
  • Single use + disposable
  • Class I Sterile
  • ISO 13485 Compliant
  • Length: 92cm
  • Compatible with commonly used Nasogastric (NG) tubes 6Fr and above.
  • We are committed to maintaining a Quality Management System, achieving ISO:13485 accreditation in March 2019.

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