Research For better living

Product: TIM services

As part of nutritional research and product development, reliable scientific data about the behavior of the food products during gastro-intestinal transit is needed, preferably in a time- and cost-efficient way. Triskelion fulfills these requirements by offering gastro-intestinal testing with the TNO gastroIntestinal Models (TIM). The TIM-1 and tiny-TIM systems simulate the dynamic conditions in the stomach and small intestine, whereas the TIM-2 system simulates the large intestine.

In current nutritional research, there is a growing need for reliable in vitro predictive tools, as alternative to animal studies, to reduce the failure rate of the expensive and time-consuming human studies. The TIM systems contribute to an efficient product development by selecting the most promising candidate aimed for selected consumer populations (adult, children, elderly and healthy or disease).