Saliva Test for Preterm Labor

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Preterm Labor/Prematurity

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

King's College London; Tommy's

Individual Contact

Lucilla Poston | Email

Application

  • Initially developed in the UK to prevent premature birth, but could be used in any setting where saliva sample can be obtained

 

Advantages

  • Allows for intervention to prevent preterm labor/prematurity; exploratory study of test showed successful diagnosis of preterm labor and delivery; simple, non-invasive test

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Initial clinical testing and proof of efficacy determined

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Further prospective research is needed on a larger cohort 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • University College London
  • King's College London
  • Tommy's (UK Charity)

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies