The spin off of the University of Granada Lorgen, in collaboration with the Foetal Medicine Unit of the Maternity Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada, has managed to develop a genetic trial that identifies the sex of the foetus from the eighth week of pregnancy separating the DNA found in the plasma of the pregnant woman.
The technique is based on the fact that, during pregnancy, between 3.4 and 6.2% of the total DNA free in mother plasma has a foetal origin. Therefore, a simple peripheral blood sample is enough for the study, which opens new possibilities in the field of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.
With all these privacy guarantees, the mother can carry out the extraction directly through a simple method, send it to Lorgen and receive the results 48 hours later.Diagnosis of monogenic diseases
Lorgen GP is a pioneer company in the field of genetic research and molecular biology created as spin off of the University of Granada by Professor José Antonio Lorente Acosta, director of the Laboratory of Genetic Identification of the UGR.
Lorgen is one of the business initiatives sponsored by the investment holding of Granada Lider and made up by 24 businessmen and 2 financial entities (CajaGranada and Caja Rural de Granada).
Reference: Lorgen GP. Business Innovation Center – BIC/CEEI. Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de la Salud. Avda. Innovación, 1. Armilla, Granada (Spain). Tel. 958 750 604. E-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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