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Thermal Wellness Company Embr Labs Launches Wave 2, a Wearable Wristband and App Designed to Improve Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

Like a lot of great inventions, Embr Labs got started somewhat on accident in 2013, when co-founders Matt Smith, David Cohen-Tanugi and Sam Shames met at MIT’s Material Science department. The three were working together on a project at a laboratory in Boston. Outside it was a sunny and warm day, yet inside the lab everyone was wearing hoodies and jackets freezing…

Words Matter: Peanut Releases Glossary of Modernized Terminology to Reform Harmful Vocabulary Around Fertility and Motherhood

Peanut, a social network to connect women throughout all stages of motherhood, today released a glossary of modernized terms as part of its Renaming Revolution to change the stigmatized discourse associated with fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. The glossary can be found on Peanut’s site and will be available as a reference for anyone to use when talking to women about their experiences, with the aim of…

Hybrid Care Women’s Health Platform Origin Announces Seed Funding and Nationwide Expansion in the U.S.

Origin, a women’s health platform providing physical therapy and expert guidance for issues specific to the female body, today announces aggressive growth plans following a seed funding round led by Brand Foundry Ventures and The Blue Venture Fund. The new investment will be used to accelerate Origin’s mission of ensuring women and mothers nationwide in the U.S. have access to specialized, expert…

Pelvalon’s Pelvic Health Therapy, Eclipse System, Is Now Covered by Medicate and Medicaid

Pelvalon today announced reimbursement for the company’s Eclipse System under a new national payment established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The decision enables women access to a life-changing therapy for loss of bowel control, as well as the potential to reduce costs to the healthcare system compared to existing, more expensive treatments. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, privately…

Women’s Health Company Hologic Announces Plans to Acquire Mobidiag, an Innovator in Near-Patient, Acute Care Diagnostic Testing

Hologic, a global leader in women’s health, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobidiag, a privately held, commercial-stage Finnish-French developer of innovative molecular diagnostic tests and instrumentation, for an enterprise value of approximately $795 million. This includes a cash payment of approximately $714 million (€600 million) for Mobidiag’s equity, and net debt of approximately $81 million. “Acquiring…

Twentyeight Health Launches Telehealth for Birth Control Prescriptions and Delivery in Texas

Twentyeight Health, a digital health company offering affordable access and convenience for women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare, today announced that the company has launched in Texas. “Twentyeight Health will be expanding our Medicaid coverage of birth control to Texas residents at a time when access for women on Medicaid has been further limited,” said Amy Fan, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “As Twentyeight…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (April 8, 2021)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Merck’s women’s health spinoff Organon Announces the acquisition of maternal health company Alydia Health. Gabbi raises a $500K pre-seed round to decrease delayed diagnosis of preventable diseases starting with…

Femtech Startup Yoppie raises a £1.2M Seed Round to Personalize Period Care

UK-based Yoppie, a DTC femtech company focused on subscription-based, organic period care and PMS products has recently announced a £1.2M seed round bringing total funding to £3.4M. The company has now been backed by Vostock New Ventures and Colle Capital. Since its start in 2016 the company has evolved from e-commerce to leveraging tech for logistics, personalization and customer education. The new…