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MindChild Medical And Tufts Medical Center Announces Development Of Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

MindChild Medical Inc. and Tufts Medical Center announced a licensing agreement for the development of a new non-invasive device for the monitoring of fetal heart rate.

The device, a belt embedded with sensitive electrodes, externally monitors fetal ECG when placed around the mother’s abdomen, Tufts said in a press release.

Dr. Adam Wolfberg of Tufts Medical Center, Gari Clifford of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jay Ward of E-TROLZ of North Andover came together for the development technology of the device.

In 2008, MindChild Medical, Inc. was launched to further develop the device and technology, the press release said. MindChild, conceived by Tufts Medical Center, MIT, and E-TROLZ, is led by Jim Robertson, a veteran of the medical device industry. The company launched with the support of E-TROLZ and is currently pursuing outside investment.