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  • 9 November 2017, The Guardian +

    Doctors develop 'transformational' new DNA test for Down's syndrome. Read More
  • 23 February 2017, Genome Web (subscription only) +

    Premaitha Reports 100 Percent Sensitivity, Specificity for IONA NIPT Test Read More
  • 5 October 2016, The Huffington Post +

    A Paradigm Shift In Women’s Access To Safer And More Accurate Prenatal Screening Should Be Embraced Read More
  • 12 August 2016, London Evening Standard +

    Doctors today called for the NHS to offer all high-risk pregnant women a pioneering test for Down’s Syndrome that avoids the risk of miscarriage. Read More
  • 12 July 2016, The Metro +

    From the positive test to the moment that you hold your new baby in your arms, pregnancy is expected to be a time of excitement and joy. Yet for many women it is a time of great worry and anxiety. In recent research from the IONA® test, at least one in five women report experiencing extreme worry and many mums-to-be admit to regularly losing sleep over concerns for their unborn child. Sadly, this research echoes Read More
  • 6 June 2016, The Huffington Post +

    What is NIPT and Why Is Everyone Talking About It: Mythbusting Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing In January of this year, the National Screening Committee recommended a period of review to assess whether non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down’s Syndrome and other serious genetic diseases be offered to all high risk women on the NHS. This recommendation has sparked widespread debate. Naturally, with any new tests, there can be confusion. Read More
  • 6 June 2016, Mother and Baby +

    Pregnant Karen Rosco-Bailey, 43, from Wakefield, is already mum to Georgia, 4, conceived during a second round of IVF. Karen struggled to conceive again after Georgia’s birth, and was about to have her sixth round of IVF when she fell pregnant naturally. She had the IONA® test at 13 weeks after her midwife advised her that she was in the high-risk category. Read More
  • 31 May 2016, Mother and Baby +

    Berna Turner, 35, from Kent, was told at 12 weeks into her first pregnancy that her baby had a high risk of being Down’s syndrome. She and her husband researched options and chose to pay for an IONA test. Read More
  • 25 May 2016, The Telegraph +

    Once you start IVF treatment, says Karen Roscoe-Bailey, it takes over everything. “You go without, and you get into debt. After a while, nothing else matters. And there are always more options, and you think, ‘That one might make the difference’. So you spend a bit more.” Read More
  • 23 May 2016, Yorkshire Evening Post +

    New non-invasive prenatal test for Leeds mums-to-be. Read More
  • 17 May 2016, Mother and Baby +

    Gillian Rodgers, 41, from East Grinstead in West Sussex, has two children: James, 4, and Emily, who was born in October 2015. Gillian was the first person to be offered the IONA® test on the NHS when she was 13 weeks pregnant. Read More
  • 09 May 2016, The Sun +

    The most common test to determine whether or not a foetus has a genetic disorder such as Down's syndrome is called an amniocentesis, and involves having a needle inserted into the amniotic sac.According to the NHS, the procedure carries a one percent chance of miscarriage.However, Kate was offered an alternative – the IONA® test, which offers pre-natal screening through a simple blood test."I was so thankful I didn't have to go through an amniocentesis," she Read More
  • 21 March 2016, The Independent +

    A leading British company will today announce it has signed crucial distribution deals that will make its pre-natal screening technologies available in the Middle East for the first time. Read More
  • 26 Feb 2016, Women's Health +

    Paradigm shift in Down’s syndrome screening offers pregnant women safer option Read More
  • 15 Jan 2016, The Daily Mail +

    Blood test for Down's set to be offered on the NHS: Super-safe and 99% accurate exam would replace invasive procedure which can trigger a miscarriage. Read More
  • 09 Nov 2015, CHI Healthtech +

    Peter Collins and Dr. Pepper Denman, both with Premaitha Health, spoke with Phillips Kuhl of CHI on October 30. Both Peter and Pepper will be speaking at CHI’s Third Annual Advances in Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics conference, taking place in Boston on November 16-18. Read More
  • 5 October 2015, i News +

    An obstetrician on why the new screening test for Down syndrome should be welcomed Read More
  • 29 Sept 2015, The Daily Express +

    New test for Down's took the fear out of my pregnancy Read More
  • 18 Sept 2015, Supplement in The Independent +

    NHS Trust Offers Cheaper, Safer, More Accurate Pre-Natal Testing Read More
  • 22 June 2015, The Business Desk +

    Pregnant women in the North West can access a new non invasive pre-natal screening test (NIPT) for Down's syndrome from today. Read More
  • 12 June 2015, The Business Desk +

    Premaitha chief hails pre-natal test trial outcome Read More
  • 22 May 2015, The Business Desk +

    Biotech firm's IONA Test 'could net billions' Read More
  • 22 April 2015, Manchester Evening News +

    Listed companies in north west grow by 1.25 per cent in three months. Read More
  • 17 April 2015, Financial Times (subscription only) +

    Diagnostics: DNA to deliver safer pregnancies Read More
  • 28 March 2015, Daily Mail +

    Hi-tech blood test for Down's Syndrome offered on NHS for the first time - and mothers will get the results within days Read More
  • 16 March 2015, Daily Telegraph +

    Illumina sues UKs Premaitha over alleged patent infringement Read More
  • 23 March 2015, Genome Web (subscription only) +

    Premaitha Health to Provide Iona Test to St George's; First NHS Facility to Offer NIPT Screening Read More
  • 13 February 2015, EP Vantage +

    Vantage point – Prenatal blood test market pregnant with possibility Read More
  • 12 December 2014, Proactive Investors +

    Premaitha Health CEO on exciting new market Read More
  • 15 Dec 2014, Daily Mail – This is Money +

    Premaitha Health builds foundations successful European land grab for its Down’s Syndrome IONA test Read More
  • 13 June 2014, Manchester Evening News. +

    Premaitha Health to join AIM as it prepares to launch first product Read More
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