Rea provides the latest diagnostic technology to detect a risk
of a preterm birth
Preterm birth is one Of the main
challenges in healthcare
Prematurity is the main cause of death of infants. Children born preterm are likely to have long-term neurological and developmental disorders.
Half of the women that deliver preterm have no risk factors and present no symptoms. It is impossible for them and their doctors to foresee a preterm birth.
1 out of 10 women deliver preterm
Doctors do not know which of their patients will deliver preterm.
85% of the hospitalized women who are at risk of preterm birth do not deliver within the next 7 days.
To diagnose a preterm birth, doctors have to wait until a patient shows symptoms, but 50% of the cases are completely unexpected.
Preterm birth risk assessment is a major challenge in obstetrics care, being the first cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity.
Half of all premature infants are born without preventive medical intervention.
- In Switzerland, 33% of infant deaths occurred among children born preterm (BFS.admin.ch).
- In the US, 66% of infant deaths occurred among children born preterm (CDC.gov).