Our CompanyUncompromising Quality & Safety

OVERVIEW

 

At International Milk bank (IMB), we have an uncompromising commitment to quality, safety, and integrity as we provide humanity with a reliable, safe, and abundant source of human milk.

 

We are:

Setting a new standardization of human milk processing

Ensuring all our human milk and milk products meet the highest standards for quality.

Operating from an expertise that ensures the health and well-being of the recipient comes first.

 

Our goal is to provide human milk to babies whose mothers may not be able to meet their babies’ needs. IMB’s safety testing, screening and processing of milk products will allow us to dispense safe, Donor human milk, so mothers can share the joy with one another.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a reliable, safe and abundant source of nutrition for infants and especially premature babies.  Our unique treatment, qualification, processing and controls will make International Milk Bank the leading choice for these at-risk babies. Due to our unprecedented supply of human milk, IMB will be able to end the national shortage and embark to offer this same quality of human breast milk to meet the international cry for help.

 

Our mission addresses a serious need for the healthy development of infants. The U.S. Surgeon General, in a call for action to support breastfeeding, spotlighted the challenge and IMB has embraced to make a difference.

 

“Identify and address obstacles to greater availability of safe banked donor milk for fragile infants.” Growing evidence supports the role of donated human milk in assisting infants with special needs, such as infants in newborn intensive care units who are unable to receive their own mothers’ milk, to achieve the best possible health outcome. In these situations, use of banked donor milk may protect the infant from the risks that might result from not breastfeeding. Unfortunately, demand for donor milk outpaces supply because of logistical challenges related to transportation of donated milk, the lack of clarity in oversight, and the high cost of providing banked human milk. A national strategy is needed to efficaciously and effectively address the issues involved in providing banked donor milk to vulnerable infant populations.”

 

IMB will be among the first to offer commercially sterile human milk free from dangerous Bacillus cereus spores. Nothing short of commercial sterility is acceptable in the neonatal intensive care unit.  We are positioned to address this important need to the United States, and as a first mover offer this rich commodity to the international market as well.

A Worldwide Milk Shortage

IMB is focused to address this critical worldwide shortage of standard donor milk. Currently in the U.S. and around the world there is not enough banked milk to meet the demand even for those with the most critical of need, the premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The current U.S. NICU demand if expanded to all babies in need reaches 63 million ounces annually. But only 8 million ounces of standard milk, a fraction of the need, was supplied to NICU’s (2014).

 

The shortage of “preemie milk,” a specially fortified high-protein, high-calorie product, is particularly pressing. Unable to buy this highly demanded product because supplies are extremely limited, NICU’s must purchase standard milk (when it is available) and supplement it with expensive additives and fortifiers to create a product similar to preemie milk.

 

* Commercial Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)

About the Company

International Milk Bank, a dba of IMB, Inc., is a privately held company dedicated to significantly increasing the amount of human breast milk available to hospitals and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), mothers, and researchers.

 

We have created a national, Internet-based approach that eases the supply issue and unlocks vast amounts of safe breast milk. Our Certified, Pharmaceutical Grade CGMP* facility processes high volumes of milk, reducing the costs and due to the Certification allows IMB to serve an International population as many countries require this.

 

Our donor testing, milk-testing and certified processing standards will meet or exceed the highest industry standards including the FDA’s Pasteurized Milk Ordnance (PMO) and the Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA) quality and safety standards.

 

Presently, we are actively building relationships with hospitals that need to secure an ample supply of safe donor breast milk to meet their growing needs with a transitional program of ample supply.