Pelvic Health

Pregna Launches CryoPop, a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Based Innovative Cryotherapy Device to Fight Cervical Cancer

Pregna has recently announced the launch of its cryotherapy device CryoPop. The product was developed by Jhpiego with an objective of making treatment of cervical pre-cancerous lesions accessible to all. Pregna is the exclusive global commercialising partner for the device. “Cervical cancer is one of the most common and fatal forms of cancer in women worldwide, with about 85% of these deaths occurring in low and…

Runway Growth Capital Announces a Senior Secured Term Loan of $50M to Gynesonics for Their Intrauterine Fibroid Ablation System

Runway Growth Capital, a provider of growth loans to both venture and non-venture backed companies seeking an alternative to raising equity, announced today the closing of a senior secured term loan of $50 million to Gynesonics, a healthcare company focused on advancing women’s health by developing minimally invasive, incision-free, uterus-preserving, transcervical technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Gynesonics has developed and has received FDA clearance for…

Northwestern Medicine Opens Comprehensive Program for Vulvar and Vaginal Health

Northwestern Medicine is now offering a specialized clinic for women with complex vulvar and vaginal conditions. Led by Rajal Patel, MD, the Comprehensive Program for Vulvar and Vaginal Health is the latest clinic integrated into the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Health and Menopause. “As gynecologists we are trained to look at the inside but many women’s problems originate from the external, not internal, genitalia,”…

Rhia Ventures Invests in OCON Healthcare’s Ballerine, the First 3D Spherical Copper Intrauterine Contraceptive

Rhia Ventures has invested in Israel-based OCON Healthcare to assist the US launch of Ballerine, the first and only 3D spherical copper IUB (Intrauterine Ball). Ballerine’s unique shape reduces irritation to the endometrium with fewer malpositions and perforations, which are significant drawbacks associated with current T-shaped IUDs. The financing will also help expand Phase II clinical trials for OCON’s SEAD product, which offers point-of-care…

HyIvy Health’s Rachel Bartholomew: “There are 10000 different things, programs, people pulling you in every direction so it can be hard to navigate what will be beneficial and what will take up your time.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share HyIvy‘s founding story as told my founder Rachel Bartholomew. HyIvy Health…

UTI Awareness Day 2020: An Interview with Uqora Founder Jenna Ryan

September is PCOS Awareness Month, October dedicated to breast cancer awareness and this November aka Bladder Health Awareness Month we are looking to femtech company Uqora, who have declared today, Nov 21, National UTI Awareness Day to put a spotlight on this major health issue that affects millions of women. Uqora makes innovative products for urinary health. It all started in 2014,…

ThirdLove CEO & DTC Expert Heidi Zak joins INNOVO in Advisory Role

Today Atlantic Therapeutics announces that Heidi Zak, co-founder and CEO of ThirdLove will take on an advisory role in the acceleration of the INNOVO brand. INNOVO is a direct-to-consumer, FDA-approved medical device offering a clinically proven solution to stress urinary incontinence (SUI). INNOVO wants to disrupt the huge SUI category in which millions of women are being told that their only option…

Talking Pelvic Health and Femtech with Dr. Rachel Gelman

Pelvic health? What is it and why does it matter? Today we’re taking a deep dive into the topic with Dr. Rachel Gelman, who spoke to us about her work in the women’s and more specifically pelvic health space, the trends she sees and which companies she’s following. Dr. Rachel Gelman is a clinician, writer and educator. She holds a Doctorate in…