World's 1st Saliva-based Pregnancy Test Kit Launched In Israel
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World’s 1st Saliva-based Pregnancy Test Kit Launched In Israel

Jerusalem-based startup is all set to make the hassle of pregnancy testing smooth with its first saliva-based pregnancy test kit. On Thursday, The Times of Israel reported that the test kits called SaliStick are all set to hit the markets of Israel, Europe, South Africa and the UAE by 2023. 

This Jerusalem-based startup is all set to make the hassle of pregnancy testing smooth with its first saliva-based pregnancy test kit

distributors to deliver the kits in the first quarter of 2023

biotech company, which was founded in  2016, received European CE certification for the SaliStick test kits and the company claims that it is in the advanced discussion phase with the distributors to deliver the kits in the first quarter of 2023. 

pregnancy test based on technology used to make COVID-19 testing kits

After getting the certification for its release in the EU markets the company is now in the process of seeking FDA approval in the US. According to The Times of Israel, the company developed the pregnancy test based on technology used to make COVID-19 testing kits.

developed further to help contribute to help and wellness for women

Speaking on this discovery with The Times of Israel, the co-founder and the deputy CEO of Salingnostics Dr Guy Krief said, “It is deeply encouraging that technology that was honed and developed to help us deal with one of the worst pandemics is able to be developed further to help contribute to help and wellness for women and families all over the world.”

test is expected to deliver the results within 10 minutes

saliva test is simple and less messy as compared to traditional pregnancy tests. People are required to insert one side of the kit into their mouths and wait for several seconds to collect the Saliva. The test is expected to deliver the results within 10 minutes.

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Revolutionary technology which detects the pregnancy hormone β-hCG in saliva

The company claims on their website that the kit provides “high accuracy of early pregnancy detection.” The test, which can be taken on the first day of a missed period, is said to be based on the firm’s “revolutionary technology which detects the pregnancy hormone β-hCG in saliva.” After taking the test, the appearance of two lines will indicate pregnancy 

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