Maternal and fetal biomarker firm Carmenta Bioscience said last week it has acquired an option for a global, exclusive license from Stanford University for preeclampsia biomarkers that it plans to develop into a diagnostic panel for the condition.

The company, which was co-founded by Stanford researchers Atul Butte and Bruce Ling, is currently working to put together a several-hundred-patient clinical trial that it hopes to launch sometime this year to test the markers, CEO Matthew Cooper told ProteoMonitor.

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