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Medix Biochemica's PROM (premature rupture of foetal membranes) test:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Medix Biochemica's Actim PROM test is designed to rapidly detect the premature rupture of foetal membranes (PROM). The test has been marketed outside the US since 1995, and it was the first commercial test to recognise a protein highly specific for amniotic fluid, claimed the Kauniainen, Finland-based firm. This makes it less susceptible to common interfering factors that cause possible false positive or false negative results in other test methods, the company said. Last year, the firm won the first round in its legal wrangle with US company N-Dia concerning the infringement of patents related to diagnostic methods and test kits for detecting PROM (see Clinica No 1208 p 13).

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