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New Product at University of Connecticut Seeks to Prevent Premature Labor

from UConn Today

When Dr. Courtney Townsel sees an expectant mother with a rare, but serious condition called cervical insufficiency, she only has a few treatment options. Despite steady advances in how we treat mothers and their unborn babies during high-risk pregnancies, none of her options are ideal. An idea to improve the invasive, traditional procedure known as cervical cerclage came to Townsel, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow at UConn Health, after leaving the operating room one day. She is now transforming that idea into a viable product with the help of Accelerate UConn, the University’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps site. more

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