NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Progenity said today that it has acquired proteomic diagnostic company Carmenta Bioscience.

A spin-out of Stanford University, Carmenta is focused on developing a protein-based test for preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a leading cause of preterm births and maternal fetal deaths, with between 5 and 8 percent of pregnant women developing the condition.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Carmenta CEO Matthew Cooper will join Progenity as chief scientific officer.

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