Flushable pregnancy exam receives FDA approval

You’ll shortly be means to flush divided fears of your pregnancy exam being discovered.

Lia, a startup from Philadelphia, has gotten clearway from a Food and Drug Administration to sell a flushable pregnancy exam on a market.

The product is a initial and usually FDA-approved flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test.

The exam has no potion or cosmetic and requires no batteries. It is finished with a special paper that works prolonged adequate to take a test, though afterwards degrades in water. Just like cosmetic pregnancy tests, a Lia tests will conflict to a pregnancy hormone found in urine, tellurian chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), displaying dual lines to prove pregnancy, one line if not.

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Lia was founded in 2015 by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson, formed on connoisseur investigate finished by Edwards in Integrated Product Design during a University of Pennsylvania.

The dual UPenn grads wanted to innovate home pregnancy tests, that haven’t altered in decades.

Lia is a new flushable pregnancy exam that only perceived FDA approval.

Lia is a new flushable pregnancy exam that only perceived FDA approval.


“It’s been a same hang exam given 1987, and that’s kind of crazy,” Edwards pronounced during TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin 2017 final week. The dual creators won a Disrupt Cup during a Berlin conference, bringing home $50,000 in esteem money.

The association says a product was 99% accurate in allege tests and it’s approaching to strike a marketplace in mid-2018.

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When it becomes accessible on Lia’s website and Amazon, a exam could cost anywhere between $9 and $22. Those who wish to support a new product now can present $10 for tests to be supposing to organizations like Planned Parenthood, Whitman-Walker Health, PreserveFertility.org and other organizations.

Edwards is anticipating this is a commencement of a call of sustainable, flushable tests.

“What we’ve finished here is radically formulating a new difficulty of water-dispersable, biodegradable diagnostics,” she pronounced during TechCrunchDisrupt. “This is only a start for us.”

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