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Sunday 23rd October 2016

Funding sought for birth device

22nd May 2007

A new device for predicting the onset of labour in advance of birth has been developed by Inverness-based company IVMD.

The Prediction of Labour Onset (Polo) was unveiled at the BioEquity Europe conference and the developers are now hoping to attract international investment.

The equipment uses electrical signals in the womb to determine when the birth will occur and IVMD hope it will prevent mothers who wrongly believe they are in labour being taken into hospital. It has been trialled so far on 60 women at Leeds University.

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