RightSpotpH® Indicator Awards & Recognition

At RightBio Metrics, our dedication to patient safety has always been at the forefront of our mission. As we continue to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for NG/OG tube placement confirmation, we want to take a moment to look back at one of our proudest achievements – winning the First Place Patient Safety Innovation Award for our RightSpotpH® Indicator.

Patient Safety Innovation Award

Celebrating Our Commitment to Patient Safety: Reflecting on Our Award-Winning RightSpotpH® Indicator

In February 2018, during the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in London, England, RightBio Metrics received the prestigious first place Patient Safety Innovation Award. The award, presented by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, recognized our RightSpotpH® Indicator for its significant contribution to improving patient safety.

Misplaced Nasogastric Feeding & Drainage Tube Placement was identified as one of the top Patient Safety Movement’s 2018 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). A panel of experts at the summit emphasized the catastrophic consequences of misplaced tubes and the importance of reliable confirmation methods like pH measurement, which has emerged as a global standard.

Our RightSpotpH® Indicator, the only FDA-cleared and CLIA-waived product for confirming gastric acidity of tubes intended to end in the stomach, was developed in response to this critical need. As Dr. Paul Gilbert, Founder and President of RightBio Metrics, shared, “Ten years ago I had two patients within six months that had bad outcomes due to misplaced nasogastric tubes. At that time, no one in the U.S. acknowledged misplaced tubes as an issue. I am grateful to see that it is now a global focus and that the proprietary product I created, which incorporates pH, has been recognized as an innovative solution to the problem.”

While the award dates back to 2018, we believe it is essential to remember and celebrate our achievements in patient safety. The recognition serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation and the pursuit of eliminating harm caused by misplaced NG/OG tubes. As we move forward, we continue to uphold our mission and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide.

The PSMF Innovation Award of 2017 given to RightBio Metrics for their advancements in safely and accurately confirming NG/OG tube placement
A syringe filled with aspirate from a patient's stomach, comparing the difference between regular pH paper and RightBio Metrics' RightSpotpH Indicator for confirming NG tube placement in the stomach

Case Study

NICU Nurse Compares RightSpotpH to pH Paper

The attached photo shows a test I performed on a patient with continuous feeds. Patient vomited and pushed his OG tube out so a new tube had to be placed.

Tube was placed and PH was taken using RightspotpH® indicator on 10 mL BD syringe. PH indicator immediately turned to a gold color closely matching that of 4.5 or less. I pulled several mL’s through indicator and removed indicator to place drops on PH paper. PH paper Lot # 208515 Exp 3/30/18 initially had zero color change. I took the attached photo several minutes later after finishing securing OG and the paper still had little to no change. The residual I pulled from patient stomach was tan/white partially digested formula.

Conclusion from initial use of RightSpotpH® indicator is that it is a much more accurate and reliable way to test PH. Without this indicator I would have had to rely on other means to identify placement of this tube.

I will continue to seek other opportunities to further evaluate this product.

Professionals Who Use RightSpotpH®


“The RightSpotpH® Indicator is easy to use and appropriately indicated tube placement”

Dr. Gregory J. Jurkovich, MD,
Chief of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center,
Former President of the American Board of Trauma Surgeons

“For me, placing NG tubes has been a challenge because until now there was no clear scientific verification method available outside of x-ray. That uncertainty causes great anxiety among nurses and people placing NG tubes in infants. RightSpot Infant is the only technology that allows clinicians to use safe and accurate aspirate pH measurement in their decision-making when placing NG tubes.”

Holly Davidson, RN, MSN,
Clinical Researcher at Phoenix Children’s Hospital,
Former NICU Nurse

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