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Introducing the tiny-TIM

The only device that can accurately mimic the dynamic conditions of the digestive system

An attendant using the tiny-TIM by Triskelion in a lab setting

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Triskelion, an innovative Dutch contract research organization that developed tiny-TIM to study the availability for absorption of oral (pharmaceutical) compounds. The tiny-TIM is an in vitro system that models the gastrointestinal tract in adults, children, and animals. It is now available for lease and purchase in the USA.

A close-up of the gastrointestinal module of the tiny-TIM by Triskelion

Product features

Gastrointestinal module

Compartments in the GI module simulate the shape and motility of the stomach and small intestine. A computerized peristaltic pump transports gastric content into the small intestinal compartment.

Dispensing module

A syringe pump dispenses secretion fluids with high accuracy into the gastrointestinal compartments and fresh filtration and dialysis fluids through the membrane units.

Sampling module

In this module, sampling bottles collect filtrate or dialysis fluid from the small intestinal compartment. A controlled, FMI pump fills the bottles with a pre-determined weight of sample.


The tiny-TIM can be used to satisfy both pharmaceutical and nutritional applications, including bio-equivalence studies, drug-to-nutrient interactions, digestibility of complex meals.

  • Eliminates ethical constraints
  • Includes settings for adults, children, and animals
  • Modular, bench-top system
  • Increased reproducibility versus in vivo studies
  • Verified in more than 230 peer-reviewed publications
  • Fast and cost-efficient way to conduct research

Satisfied customers

That's why we do it


"At NBS Scientific I got quick and reliable responses to questions and appointments. All advice and attention was expertly given. We've been happily working together for over 2 years now. "

I experience NBS Scientific as an excellent partner with pleasant employees. I have good contact with them.

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