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Urine-based pregnancy tests date back more than 3,200 years, but for some, they’re kind of gross. Biotech company Salignostics removes the ick factor. Its saliva-based pregnancy test, the Salistick, is a world-first, detecting the beta human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (a giveaway for conception) in 10 minutes, with 95% accuracy. “There is a huge amount of data in saliva,” says Guy Krief, co-founder, deputy CEO, and chief business development officer of Salignostics. Though still pending FDA approval, the Salistick was launched in the U.K. in the summer, selling around 20,000 units in the first two months.

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