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Identifying novel placental biomarkers

Project Status In Progress
Organisation Lead Mater Research
Lead Investigator Vicki Clifton
Program Area New Approaches To Prevention
Topic Novel Approaches To Detect The Fetus At Risk In Pregnancy
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This is a national consortium of placental biologists and clinicians working on placental mechanisms and circulating biomarkers that may be early indicators of pregnancies at risk of a stillbirth.

Part of this work involves developing a national database of placental samples to promote and facilitate collaborative placental research, as well as standardised processes for the collection and analysis of placental samples. Collection protocols are designed as a basic minimal guide to placental tissue collection for biobank storage that meets the agreed standards of the Stillbirth Centre for Research Excellence. Current protocols and procedures are listed below.