Congo Red Dot Test

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Pre-Eclampsia

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine

Individual Contact

Irina Buhimschi, MD | Email

Application

  • Initial application for midwives in developing countries
  • Potential future application for diagnose of Alzheimer's or prion disease in developed countries

 

Advantages

  • Accurately predicted preeclampsia in a study of 347 pregnant women
  • May be used as a marker for assessing misfolded proteins (future Alzheimer's/prion/other diagnoses)
  • Based on a common red dye used to stain textiles
  • Requires urine sample 

 

Important Milestones Achieved

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Plan to move the test into clinical practice 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Yale School of Medicine
  •  Maternova

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies

Funding Source

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation