Sera Prognostics said this week that it has exceeded enrollment of 4,000 subjects in its Proteomic Assessment of Preterm Risk clinical study supporting the validation of its proteomic test for predicting risk of preterm birth.

The enrollment numbers mark a milestone in the company's plan to commercially launch the test by the end of this year. They also have a broader significance for the proteomics field as an indication of mass spec's viability as a platform for high-throughput clinical validation and implementation.

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