Maji is Swahili for water, which is essential for human life.
Maji is also the name of Fosmo Med’s first-generation revolutionary field hydration system for intravenous use based on Forward Osmosis (FO) technology. Maji is shipped without water, then use any water source, clean or not, at the site of care to create a sterile solution for patients without any power requirement.
Maji is designed specially for disaster relief and other civilian market as well as military application with features including:
There are many advantages to the Fosmo Med solution. The bottom line is Maji can save many lives by providing the best solution to treat curable diseases such as cholera in disaster regions worldwide.
795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life1. That's about one in nine people on earth. Malnutrition is especially difficult for children. Over 3.1 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition every year2. That’s roughly 4 children every minute. Those who are malnourished generally suffer from some form of dehydration as well. Often the malnourished cannot hydrate or take food orally and the only way to save their life is to administer fluids and nourishment intravenously.
FosmoMed is developing a lifesaving, intravenous solution to help combat malnutrition and dehydration named Ola™. Ola (oh-la) means water in Hawaiian. FosmoMed’s Ola product combines the necessary sterile fluids and nutrition recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ola has been specifically designed to help eliminate the unnecessary deaths related to malnutrition and dehydration.
Similar to our Maji™ product, FosmoMed is utilizing forward osmosis technology to ensure that Ola reaches those who need it the most in a cost affordable manner. Shipping Ola intravenous solutions in a dry format reduces shipping weight, shipping costs and product damage. When drinking water is added at the point of care, Ola produces a sterile, Half-strength Darrow solution with 5% glucose for intravenous administration, which is recommended by WHO to treat children suffering from malnutrition and dehydration. Ola requires no external power. Ola is not only cost effective, it is now more readily and easily available to those around the world who need it the most.
1 – Source: State of Food Insecurity in the World, based on WHO statistics, 2015
2 - WHO
OLA Solution Na+ mmol/l K+ mmol/l Cl- mmol/l Lactate mmol/l Glucose g/l Calories /l
with 5% dextrose 61 17 52 27 50 200
The innovative design of Fosmo Med’s Maji IV bags deliver several life-saving advantages.
The features list of our product line:
The volume and the weight of each product are reduced tremendously. For example, our 1 liter Maji bag weighs about three ounces, compared to a traditional saline IV bag that weighs about 2.3 pounds, or a little less than 38 ounces. This allows many more bags to be shipped within the same space. That translates into nearly three times as many life-saving IV bags that could be shipped to remote areas of the world, possibly saving millions of lives annually.
Here is example of cost to ship a standard box of 14 one-liter saline IV solutions from San Francisco to Guinea, Africa via Fed Ex versus same number of Maji bags.
$14.92 per Liter
$50.71 per Liter
The product is made from durable DEHP free materials so that leaching that can occur with current solution is does not occur. Some studies has been shown that chemicals that is leached in to liquid can be hazardous to human health.
The product is also shipped without water, so the shelf life is increased dramatically. This allows the product to be stored and filled as needed. Also, the product is less prone to leakage, since it is not under pressure when it’s shipped. This means more functional IV bags can reach the final destination.
Fosmo Med products are constructed for durability so that they would meet a range of shipping needs. Also, since the water is not in the bag, storage space requirement is dramatically reduced. More bags can be stored or carried in same space than the current solutions.
The product has been designed so that any field failures can be detected with a quick visual inspection. In addition, once the bag has been used, the FO technology prevents the bag from being used more than once.
Finally, all our sterile solution bags can use any type of water, except for sea water and urine, to create sterile solutions. This flexibility is critical when these devices are deployed to a disaster area in remote parts of the world.
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