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Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Introduces Sonata, a New, Incision-Free Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, announced today that Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is the first hospital in Michigan to introduce the Sonata Procedure. Fibroids are benign growths in or around the uterus, with about 70 percent of white women and more than 80 percent of black women…

Family Benefits Company Cleo Expands Leadership Team Following Banner Year of Growth

As it enters its fifth year in operation, family benefits company Cleo has announced it is strengthening its diverse leadership team with the addition of three key executives – marking the beginning of another record year for the company.  Cleo welcomes Amy Kux as Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Lessard as VP of People, and Martin Payne as Chief Commercial Officer to its…

Hormone Tracking Startup Eli Raises a $1.5M Seed Round Led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures

Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, today announced its $1.5 million USD seed round led by Vectr Ventures & 2048 Ventures. The round closed in December 2020 with the participation of Real Ventures, Techstars, Panache Ventures, Ramen Ventures, MEDTEQ+, and serial entrepreneur Steven Arless, who also joined the board. The…

Posy Fertility’s Caitlin Nelson: “There are countless period trackers, ovulation trackers, wearables, and thermometers but nothing that was built to help us with our specific needs.”

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 Posy’s founding story as told by Co-founder Caitlin Nelson. Posy‘s mission is to…

Kountable and Proof Market Partner to Solve Digital ID and Deliver Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Women Across the Global South

Kountable and Proof Market announce a strategic alliance to source and deliver Diabetes, COVID-19, and other rapid diagnostic test kits to women across Low and Middle Income Countries. The alliance will empower one billion women in developing countries including Africa, India, and the Middle East with access to the highest quality rapid diagnostic test kits they need, at the price, volume, and…

Vagiplug’s Teneha Brown: “My biggest challenge personally was pushing past the rejection, especially rejection within my immediate circle of family and friends.”

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 VagiPlug’s founding story as told by Founder Teneha Brown. Vagiplug‘s mission…

SimpleHealth Waives Consultation Fee for Unemployed Women Needing Access to Birth Control

SimpleHealth, an online reproductive health provider, is is waiving the $20 consultation fee for all unemployed women seeking access to birth control through the end of January 2021. The announcement comes after reports indicated that of the 140,000 jobs lost in the last month, nearly all of them were held by women – the overwhelming majority of which were held by women of color. SimpleHealth can ship…

Report: 2020 Market Insights Report – Chasing a New Equilibrium (Rock Health)

Rock Health recently released a new report reflecting on the past year in digital health. The report covers investor & investment activity, consumer behavior change, enterprise buyer behavior, exit & public market activity and an outlook. 2020’s stress test to our healthcare system created what felt like a fast forward button for digital health, with unprecedented growth in funding, adoption, policymaking, and…