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Grand Challenge grant awarded to team led by Nationwide Children's researcher
Date:8/26/2013

The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development recently shortlisted 53 finalists from around the world from more than 400 entries. Only 22 teams were awarded grants for their bold, new ideas to save the lives of mothers and newborns in developing countries. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital was one of the four institutions in the competition to be awarded transition-to-scale grants (up to $2 million for four years) for the development of a low-cost paper-based urine test for early diagnosis of preeclampsia to reduce preeclampsia-related morbidity and mortality in resource-limited areas.

This project is a multidisciplinary team effort led by Irina Buhimschi, MD, director of the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's and a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. "We developed a method of diagnosing and predicting preeclampsia that is innovative, low cost, sustainable and scalable," says Dr. Buhimschi. The paper-based urine test enables early diagnosis by revealing altered proteins through Congo Reda readily available dye used worldwide in textiles, wood pulp and paper.

Other collaborators include Dr. Catalin Buhimschi (chief of the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center), Dr. Hemant Tagare and Dr. Michael Choma (Yale University School of Medicine), Dr. Robert Pattinson and Dr. Pedro Mulder (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Dr. Thomas Easterling (University of Washington, Seattle), Dr. Hillary Bracken and Dr. Beverly Winikoff (Gynuity Health Projects).

Proof-of- principle seed funding for the team's idea was provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE).

In limited-resource settings, morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia results from a delayed or lack of diagnosis of preeclampsia, a
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Contact: Gina Bericchia, Nationwide Children's media relations
Gina.Bericchia@NationwideChildrens.org
614-355-0495
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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