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Metabolic Profiling of the Vaginal Microbiome for Reproductive Health

Project description

Novel mass spectrometry technique to assess reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes

The vaginal microbiome (VM) plays an important role in reproductive health, with studies showing that dysbiosis can result in bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections and premature birth. The current methods of VM analysis are time-consuming and expensive. The EU-funded MUMVIP project is introducing a desorption ionisation mass spectrometry technique for the characterisation of the VM based upon metabolomic analysis. The researchers have successfully demonstrated this technique in a range of applications. The goal of the current project is to finalise the commercial development of the method as a diagnostic tool, assessing its potential applications in in vitro fertilisation treatments and patient stratification in cases of preterm birth.

Host institution

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Net EU contribution
€ 149 633,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 149 633,00

Beneficiaries (1)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 149 633,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 149 633,00