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A simple, reliable and safe diagnostic device for preterm birth prevention

Project description

A device for predicting the risk of preterm birth

Babies born before 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature and have an elevated risk of short- and long-term medical complications including death. Common causes of preterm birth include maternal conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Early detection is difficult because symptoms are mild and resemble those occurring in normal pregnancies. To address this problem, the EU-funded Pregnolia project has developed an innovative device that determines the stiffness of the cervical tissue as an indicator of preterm birth risk. The device is safe and easy to use, offering twice the sensitivity of ultrasound, which has been the gold standard for preterm birth detection.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Wiesenstrasse 33
8952 Schlieren

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00