Horizon 2020 Szechenyi 2020
Medifood is a medical nutrition company offering nutritional products for people affected by disease-related malnutrition.

Research and Development

Our development process is based on our principally different approach to medical nutrition, such as every nutritional product or FSMP (Food for Special Medical Purposes) should cater for the specific needs of the specific medical conditions and diseases. According to that principle we develop our products based on current scientific research concerning the specific disease and involving patients suffering from the illness. In correspondence with the scientific data, and the evidence gathered from our patient profiles we devise the means to best answer the particular needs and priorities of each condition.

Malnutrition can be a consequence of many majorly different diseases, and we believe it is important to create a product which is beneficial for the patient with the specific disease. For instance a malnourished cystic fibrosis patient has different nutritional needs than a patient suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Certain nutrients might be beneficial to the former, others for the latter. Including one nutrient might be a priority for one, excluding another might be crucial for the other. E.g.: Nutrition based on low carbohydrate and thus high fat-source energy has an indirect effect of fighting tumour which might contribute to the efficacy of the cancer treatment.

These are the conclusions that govern our development process. So far we have introduced our first general nutrition product, MediDrink Plus but in the near future we plan to launch products in the three main other therapeutic areas of malnutrition.

We intend to continue developing products for the dietary management of disease-related malnutrition conditions due to cancer, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disease, kidney-disease, liver disease or Alzheimer’s disease.