Pregnolia has successfully completed another round of financing.
Pregnolia has successfully completed another round of financing. Investors are providing the Zurich-based start-up with 2.2 million Swiss francs. The funds will be utilized to enhance the Pregnolia device, transforming it into a diagnostic system, and to facilitate entry into the U.S. market.
Foto: Markus Bertschi / ETH Zürich
Premature births remain a significant challenge and an unresolved problem. This is emphasized in the WHO report "Born Too Soon – Decade of action on preterm birth," 15 years after designating November 17 as the "World Prematurity Day" in 2008.
a soft cervix correlates with premature birth
Sabina Badir, CEO of Pregnolia, recognized early on that the stiffness of the cervix is a powerful indicator of a potential premature birth, much more reliable than the established golden standard in gynaecology. "A soft cervix correlates with premature birth. This fact is now confirmed by several ongoing studies, two of which were presented at this year's international conference on spontaneous preterm birth in the Netherlands," says Sabrina Badir.