Activities & Studies



ICMRS supports universities and university clinics all over the world. Some research activities are carried out directly by us. Primarily we promote research projects conducted by universities and university hospitals. The topics are far-reaching and comprehensive:

•   The impact of cariogenic organisms in infants through nutritive and non-nutritive sucking
•   Colonization of bacteria in different plastics and in the production and use of baby products
•   The changing attitude of mothers regarding breastfeeding
•   The effect of pacifiers on breast feeding
•   Pacifier use and morbidity during the first six months
•   Studies regarding SIDS prevention
•   Latex protein allergy in infants
•   Migration of Bisphenol A from Baby Bottles
•   Pacifiers and orthodontic effects
•   Clinical studies and material tests on pacifiers, including comparison of teat neck
     cross-sections, flexibility and adaptability related to orthodontic effects
•   Pacifiers for premature babies
•   The benefits of a ventilated bottle for premature children (reduces hypoxemia)
•   The benefits of a ventilated bottle for colic
•   The sterilization/ disinfection of baby products

Research findings are generally submitted directly by the research teams for publication without citing the ICMRS. The ICMRS data bank currently stores more than 10,000 medical studies and reports.


Recent Studies/Projects

Hands in latex gloves clean a faucet with cleaner and sponge

A literature review and a survey of the major allergens in household products taken from the German retail market

Excerpt from the Study: Natural Rubber Latex Protein Allergy: A literature review and a survey of the major allergens in household products taken from the German retail market Part 1:

A baby is breastfed

Does the Recommendation to Use a Pacifier Influence the Prevalence of Breastfeeding?

A low prevalence and duration of breastfeeding increase the risk of infant morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. In 1989, the World Health Organization and

A baby is fed with a bottle

A New Bottle Design Decreases Hypoxemic Episodes during Feeding in Preterm Infants

Oxygen saturation is lower during bottle feeding than during breastfeeding in preterm infants. Our objective was to compare two different bottle systems in healthy preterm infants before