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NEW YORK – Start-up Nixxi is developing a mass spectrometry-based test for identifying mothers at high risk of delivering prematurely.

In April, researchers affiliated with the Phoenix, Arizona-based firm published a study in Human Reproduction Open that found that maternal serum levels of 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and 16-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (16α-OHP) could be used to predict an increased risk delivery prior to 32 weeks.

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