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A Closer Look at STATION F’s New Femtech Accelerator Program with Marine Wetzel

We broke the news in last week’s newsletter: Paris-based STATION F is organizing a (virtual) femtech accelerator program, that will kick-off in January 2021. But who’s behind the program and what can startups expect? We caught up with STATION F’s Marine Wetzel, who filled us in on all the details! Marine, can you tell us more about STATION F? How long has…

Meet the 16 Femtech Startups Pitching at McKinsey’s Early Stage Investor Conference Today!

Every year McKinsey is hosting the its Annual Early Stage Investor Conference (ESIC). The 4th edition of ESIC 2020 takes place this week and McKinsey is expecting 300+ investors. As always the event is focused on early stage (seed – series A) ventures. This year, however, for the first time, there’s a track dedicated entirely to femtech and 16 startups from the field of women’s…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Contract to Evofem Biosciences for Phexxi Contraceptive Gel

Evofem Biosciences has announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the Company a contract for the purchase of Phexxi for a five-year period beginning December 15, 2020. Saundra Pelletier, CEO of Evofem Biosciences, said, “This award is an important milestone in our ongoing effort to create the broadest access to Phexxi for all patients.  We have achieved coverage for 55% of…

Twentyeight Health’s Amy Fan: “I wanted to bring the human-centric approach from beauty to healthcare, reimagining patient experiences to be simple, dignified, and approachable.”

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 Twentyeight Health’s founding story as told by co-founder Amy Fan. Twentyeight…

Brewdog and Bloody Good Period Team up to Fight for Menstrual Equity

A new collab’s got us talking this weekend and it’s a bloody (pun intended!) delicious one as well! Bloody Good Period and BrewDog have teamed up to raise awareness for menstrual inequity by creating a Bloody Good Beer. All profits from sales of this exclusive New England IPO go directly to Bloody Good Period. Brewdog was founded back in 2007 by James…

Femtech Startup Bia and Imperial College Collaborate on Survey to Understand Health Behaviors around Menopause Care

One of the most heated debates in women’s health is the gender gap, and for a good reason! Gender inequality is prevalent across the healthcare sector and medical research, resulting in an unacceptable lack of knowledge and the unequal treatment of women’s health issues compared to men. In particular, menopause research is severely affected, with significant gaps where there just isn’t information…

US HHS Unveils Action Plan to Address Maternal Morbidity

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In light of these statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday morning an action plan to improve maternal health. The road map outlines three targets to achieve in the next five years:  To reduce the maternal mortality…

K’ept Health wins HITLAB’s Women’s Health Tech Challenge

Since launching the Women’s Health Tech Challenge in 2018, HITLAB has committed to being at the forefront of impactful change in women’s health, inviting global innovators and entrepreneurs to come together every year to propose their novel solutions to health issues affecting women everywhere. Last week on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day a global audience came together again for HITLAB’s third-annual Women’s Health Tech Challenge. Five femtech founders…