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New technology aims to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths
Date:12/18/2008

ent-pending method for identifying proteins and related biomarkers that, in combination, will predict the likelihood of and risk associated with the disease. This important discovery could lead to the development of diagnostic tests used by physicians to identify at-risk pregnancies more quickly and more effectively.

This finding drew the immediate attention of Biosite Inc., a division of Inverness Medical Innovations, which is a world leader in the area of medical diagnostics. Biosite Inc. will help support the researchers' continued efforts by developing reagents and immunoassays to enable the biomarkers to be measured in patients' blood specimens and take the technology to market.

The deal is one of the first completed by London's new WORLDiscoveries business development office, which is a partnership between Western, including Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute.


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Contact: Douglas Keddy
dkeddy@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x87485
University of Western Ontario
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