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What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Feb 25, 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 Adjuvant Capital announces a $300M Venture Fund focused on global public health; Online reproductive health provider Simple Health now also offers supplements; Elvie, HeyMama & Meena Harris partner to break barriers…

Adjuvant Capital Raises a $300M Global Public Health Venture Fund Backed by the Gates Foundation, Merck, and Novartis

“Billions of people around the world live under constant assault from diseases like malaria, shigella, hookworm, tuberculosis, and Lassa fever, yet Wall Street and Silicon Valley typically pay little attention to these widespread challenges.” Glenn Rockman and Jenny Yip believe this needs to change and have announced a new oversubscribed $300M fund focused on accelerating the development of medical innovations for historically…

Online Reproductive Health Provider Simple Health Now Also Offers Supplements

Simple Health, an online reproductive health provider, known for simplifying access to birth control, now also offers supplements made for patient’s reproductive health. The new product line includes a 5-in-1 multivitamin, a probiotic blend for a healthy gut micobiome, and a cranberry extract for Urinary Tract Support. The Simple Health branded new line of products was formulated by the company’s team of…

Sparks Sign Multi-Year Community Partnership With Anthem Blue Cross to Address Health Inequities and Social Justice

The Los Angeles Sparks and Anthem Blue Cross announced today a multi-year partnership aimed at serving under-resourced communities through social justice initiatives, health and wellness activations, and athlete advocacy. The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and Atlanta Dream are also partnering with Anthem’s sister companies to make a positive impact in their respective cities. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks are…

Aspira Women’s Health Appoints Nicole Sandford to its Board of Directors

Aspira Women’s Health, a bioanalytical-based women’s health company, today announced the appointment of Nicole Sandford to its Board of Directors. The company is transforming women’s health with the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative testing options and bio-analytical solutions that help physicians assess risk, optimize patient management, and improve gynecologic health outcomes for women. “I am very pleased to warmly welcome Nicole…

Hologic Completes Acquisition of Biotheranostics, Enabling Entry into Growing Oncology Market

Hologic, a global leader in women’s health, has completed its previously announced acquisition of molecular oncology leader Biotheranostics for approximately $230M. Biotheranostics develops and markets two highly differentiated molecular diagnostic tests for breast and metastatic cancers. “We are very pleased to complete the acquisition of Biotheranostics and look forward to working with our new colleagues to grow in the large, rapidly expanding oncology space,”…

Ovia Health Joins the Digital Therapeutics Alliance as First Maternal Health Company

Ovia Health, a digital family health solution, is joining the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), a global non-profit organization with the mission of advancing digital therapeutics into healthcare. Ovia is the first maternal and family health company to join the Alliance. Since 2012, Ovia Health has helped more than 15 million people successfully navigate their parenthood journeys and is on a mission to make a…

Nike and ABOUT YOU Launch a Co-Branded Campaign Addressing the Power of the Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle is still a taboo topic in public discourse. Nike and ABOUT YOU have taken this as an opportunity to address the relevant topic of the menstrual cycle in their jointly developed campaign for the launch of the new Nike SuperRep training shoe in Germany. Goal of the campaign is to motivate women to find out about their menstrual cycle…