Advancing Research

Through research collaborations, Medela has developed long-standing relationships and partnerships across both the industries we support and renowned academic institutions, setting a standard for working together to advance the science of care.

Annette Brüls, Chief Executive Officer "Since 1961, we've worked with healthcare professionals and human milk experts to advance research and develop evidence-based practices that set industry standards while influencing how we design products and serve our customers."

Research to Inform Product Development

Through research to analyze the lactating breast and infant suckling, Medela developed our exclusive 2-Phase Expression® technology that mimics a baby’s natural nursing rhythm to build and maintain breast milk supply in all Medela breast pumps.

Commitment to NICU-Specific Innovation

After extensive research dedicated to understanding the composition of human milk and the specific nutritional needs of the most fragile infants, Medela developed NICU-specific innovations, such as our Guardian Warmer®, that warms breast milk while optimizing preservation and delivery of essential, life-giving nutrients during an enteral feed to infants in the NICU.

Dedication to Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

With our research to understand how breast milk supply is activated in the hours and days after birth, Medela engineered Initiation Technology® built into our Symphony PLUS® Breast Pump to help more new mothers initiate and significantly increase breast milk production when used shortly after birth.

Michael Larsson, Chairman of the Medela Board and Prof. Peter Hartmann Since 1996, Medela has fostered a research partnership with Prof. Peter Hartmann and The University of Western Australia (UWA) to go beyond advancing our own research to support collaborations that turn science into care.