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Innovation Nodes Insight Brief 1: The business of bringing next generation biosensor diagnostics to vulnerable women


Updated 20 Mar 2023
mother and child

This Insight Brief summarizes an assessment of the pregnancy diagnostics market so we can identify opportunities to maximize equitable worldwide access to a Smart Pregnancy Test that is highly accurate, low-cost, and resistant to temperature and humidity. In 2020, a woman dies every two minutes due to pregnancy or childbirth. This ground-breaking diagnostic is an outcome of research by Rhodes University Biotechnology Innovation Centre in South Africa that was enabled by UNICEF Office of Innovation