The St George’s University of London research team is seeking blood samples from women and their babies to facilitate and progress development of effective group B Strep vaccine for pregnant women.
Currently the team are able to obtain samples from a network of hospitals across the South of England, but would also like samples from babies and/or mothers with invasive group B Strep infection.
Researchers would like to hear from midwives who are aware of peripartum women or babies with invasive GBS, who will then receive details of the study to pass on to parents along with a consent form.
Following consent, a blood sample would be required from the mother and baby as soon as possible following diagnosis.
Researchers will provide the relevant materials and packaging for the samples to be sent to St George’s University of London.
Relevant information about the study* can be found here.
If you have questions, or know potential participants for the study, please contact the team here.
*The iGBS feasibility study IRAS project ID is 246149/REC reference: 18/WM/0147
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