The diagnostic of a preterm birth

If a pregnant woman is suspected to be at risk of a premature birth, she will stay in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months. 

The best tools to predict a premature birth are painful invasive tests to screen for proteins indicative of birth (just as in the picture)

These are accurate tests that discard the risk of a preterm birth in the next 7 days.

If the doctors have a negative test they will send their patients back home, but...

Could you imagine having this examination once per week?

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Doctors want their patients to be safe. 

They lack the tools to monitor them outside of the hospital...

We are proposing an alternative.

Rea's smart pad

A “smart pad” to detect the risk of a #prematurebirth?  

We have adapted & miniaturized the traditional and trusted cervicovaginal swab to a modern and friendly medical device. 

We want to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations

Rea's technology could allow frequent testing for better managing the risk of suspected preterm deliveries

We are testing this technology in one of the most renowned Research Institutions of the world, the EPFL

After ethical evaluations and safety checks we will participate in clinical trials in one of the top 10 hospitals of the world, the CHUV

Listen to the problematic from your doctor's perspective

The collaboration between doctors and scientists is key to improve the maternity care system.

Professor David Baud,  is an obstetrician & gynaecologist and specialist in materno-fetal medicine, and is presently Head of the Service of Obstetrics at the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. 

Professor Baud believes we can improve the experience of pregnant women at risk of PTB.

He spoke to the Swiss media about Rea.


Several obstetricians around the world believe Rea could help their patients

However to comply with the latest European safety regulations, Rea could be available for clinics in 2022.

Our smart pad will go through preclinical studies in the near future in the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland.

In the meantime:

We would like to hear about your pregnancy experience. About your point of view. About a friend that went through this. About how you feel about this technology.

Your testimonies help us to improve a future smart pad experience.