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July, 2023

Pregnolia had lots of exposure in different media channels over the years - but not yet in a podcast. Sabrina Badir had the chance to take a moment and reflect about Pregnolia's journey, all the milestones and challenges she and the team have overcome so far!
Listen to the story: on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify,
or on X-Health.Show

September, 2022

Helsana Supplementary Insurance

From September 2022, Helsana Insurance will reimburse the Pregnolia examination via its PRIMEO supplementary insurance.

April 4, 2022

We are very excited to participate in Tech4Eva 2022, the only FemTech start-up accelerator in Switzerland.
9 exciting months await us!

November 30, 2021

From January 2022, CSS Insurance will include the Pregnolia examination in the coverage of its supplementary outpatient insurance.

May 4, 2021

We are excited to announce that Sanitas will now cover the cost of a preventive check-up with Pregnolia for its customers under a supplementary outpatient insurance plan.

January, 2021

The first 2021 edition of Obstetrica, a swiss midwifery journal, features a large article about the increasing importance of cervical stiffness measurements in the context of a possible preterm birth.

November 17, 2020

Prematurity Day

It is great that this day was created!
Today we celebrate the little fighters who started their lives too early. Unfortunately, prematurity is the second most common reason for child mortality, and the trend is rising (WHO Report, 2012).


September, 2020

Pregnolia was featured again in the Top 100 Swiss Startups ranking

Here is the ranking list.

July, 2020

The Pregnolia System revamps a classical gynaecological assessment, cervical palpation. Cervical stiffness measured with our device is considerably more reliable than digital palpation.

April, 2020

Prof. Kristin Myers is an expert in the field of biomechanics during pregnancy. In this interview, she explains why Columbia University is doing studies with Pregnolia's measurement device.

December, 2019

Dr. Sabrina Badir and her company, based in Schlieren, have developed a sensor to diagnose the risk of premature birth. She is currently fundraising and continuing the efforts to collect further clinical data.

November, 2019

Pregnolia was presented as one of the Best Practises in the Health Report 2020 by Corinna Mühlhausen concerning trends and developments in the healthcare industry.

October, 2019

Prof. Kristin Myers is one of the researchers highlighted by MIT Technology Review for their work on pregnancy related topics. In this profile, she talks about her work at Columbia University and the importance of cervical stiffness to maintain pregnancy, including the usage of the Pregnolia System in her research.  

October, 2019

Pregnolia was part of the 24 hours report by NZZaS - 13 unique stories that represent Switzerland.

September, 2019

Dr. Sabrina Badir presented Pregnolia at the Female Innovation Forum 2019 in front of 200 innovators!

September, 2019

Pregnolia was nominated as one of the TOP 100 Swiss Startups.

July, 2019

Pregnolia AG has been awarded an CHF 1.4m SME Instrument Phase 2 grant. This EU Horizon 2020 business innovation grant follows the successful Phase 1 feasibility study and will be invested towards improving the manufacturability of the Pregnolia System. It will allow Pregnolia to streamline the production of its product, increase capacity and facilitate logistics – a fundamental step in company growth.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 873553.

For more information read the latest interview by Dr. Sabrina Badir.

June, 2019

Sifted listed Pregnolia as one of the Europe's coolest femtech companies 2019.

May, 2019

Pregnolia was featured in an article in the Handelszeitung regarding women's health.

March, 2019

Pregnolia was selected as one of the 50 Swiss high-tech startups to invest in by the business magazine Bilan and its jury of experienced entrepreneurs.


Dezember 2018

Pregnolia has been named the recipient of a SME Instrument Phase 1 grant. This EU Horizon 2020 business innovation grant provides support for close-to-market feasibility assessment activities. Pregnolia will use the funding for further studying the industrialisation and production scalability of the Pregnolia System.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 835715.

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October, 2018

Pregnolia was awarded the Innosuisse Certificate. The Certificate is given by the Innosuisse Innovation Council to startups that are ready for sustainable growth. Pregnolia was one of the seven companies to receive Innosuisse Certificate – former CTI Startup Label – in 2018.

May, 2018

Medtech as a research field has become more important at ETH. The biomechanics engineer Dr. Sabrina Badir developed a device that might support the risk assessment of a premature birth.

December, 2017

Dr. Reihl and Dr. Kohler were elected to the Board of Directors. Both have extensive experience in Medtech and Health Management. 

September, 2017

The ETH-Spin-off Pregnolia has developed a small device to enable gynecologists to measure the cervical stiffness quantitatively. 

May, 2017

Dr. Sabrina Badir and her life-changing invention have been featured in ZEIT ONLINE. The Pregnolia System provides more data on the consistency of the cervix than conventional methods.

April, 2017

The biomechanics Dr. Sabrina Badir wants to bring a device to the market that improves risk assessment for preterm birth. The state of the art and need for advancement, is discussed during the interview «Focus».

September, 2016

Pregnolia was nominated in rank 24 of TOP 100 Swiss Startups. 

July, 2016

Pregnolia participates at the Global Pitch Fest during the Venture Leaders Programm in Boston.

June, 2016

With the aspiration technique, Dr. Sabrina Badir wants to improve diagnosis and prevention of preterm birth. 

May, 2016

Pregnolia obtained 100‘000 Swiss Francs from  W.A. de Vigier Foundation. The ceremony took place in Solothurn.​

Watch the Pregnolia Pitch (in german)

February, 2016

ETH researcher have developed a sensor to measure the risk for premature birth in the future. 

January, 2016

The probe measures the stiffness of the cervix: The researcher from Zurich wants to improve the assessment of preterm birth with this awardwining idea.

November, 2015

ETH biomechanic Dr. Sabrina Badir impressed the jury at the international ideas competition Falling Walls Lab. She developed a device that can determine the risk of a premature birth.

June, 2015

Pregnolia (Pregnostics) wins the prize for the best business idea.  

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