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Along with predicting preeclampsia, the Delfia Xpress sFlt-1 kit can be used to help diagnose the condition in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

The urine-based test, which was already available in several markets, does not require any specialized instrumentation and produces results in less than three minutes.

The companies plan to explore opportunities to use Thermo Fisher's LC-MS instrumentation to develop tools to determine the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

The guidelines, drafted with support from PerkinElmer, calls for universal screening of pregnant women for preterm preeclampsia during the first trimester.

The new assay is part of the company's prenatal and women's health offerings, but it is also developing a preeclampsia test and technology for gastrointestinal testing.

An assay based on a simple dye-protein interaction is now in clinical trials, with recent research suggesting it can accurately detect preeclampsia.

NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.

Based on the level of 25 serum markers, the test is meant to assess risk of both spontaneous preterm delivery and deliveries indicated by an underlying condition.

With European Union funds, the firm is accelerating its go-to-market strategy for the PrePsia four-metabolite, mass spec-based blood test for preterm preeclampsia.

Its CEO said that the firm will use the funding to accelerate a go-to-market strategy, and that it plans to begin marketing the test next year.

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