Tommy's and Hologic

Working together to save more babies' lives

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Hologic is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women.

For the sale of every Hologic Rapid fFN™, Tommy's receives a £1 donation. 

By using this test, a woman's doctor can determine the likelihood of pre-term delivery based on the levels of Fetal Fibronectin or "glue" in the vagina between 22 to 35 weeks gestation. This helps to identify the best way to manage the pregnancy. 

www.ffntest.com

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Read about our work

  • Clinician laughing with woman in appointment

    Recent research achievements

    Recent research achievements in miscarriage and stillbirth, premature birth, pre-eclampsia and general pregnancy health.

  • Three pregnant women sitting in a row

    Research into health and wellbeing in pregnancy

    In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.

  • Team of researchers

    Research into stillbirth

    When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.

  • Nurse monitoring premature baby in hospital

    Research into premature birth

    Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.

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