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Cryos International Sperm and Egg Bank Finds that VR Use During Sperm Donation Improves Sperm Quality

Cryos International Sperm and Egg Bank has published a new scientific study which suggests that the use of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets during sperm donation has a positive effect on sperm quality. During the summer of 2021 Cryos International introduced VR headsets in the donor cabins as an optional add-on to the donor experience. Cryos was unaware at the time, that this…

Women’s Health Company TherapeuticsMD Signs Product Licensing Agreement with Mayne Pharma

Women’s health pharma company TherapeuticsMD has entered into definitive agreements to license its products to an affiliate of Mayne Pharma, an ASX-listed specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel and generic pharmaceuticals, for commercialization in the United States. In addition, TXMD has agreed to sell certain assets to Mayne Pharma to allow Mayne Pharma to commercialize the products. TherapeuticsMD’s products are designed…

Women’s Health Advocate Amy Schumer Joins TMRW Life Sciences as Investor

Award-winning actress, New York Times best-selling author, and IVF patient Amy Schumer is joining TMRW Life Sciences as a new investor in the company. TMRW is the creator of an automated, software-guided specimen management platform for frozen eggs and embryos used for in vitro fertilization (IVF). “I’m extremely grateful to be a mother, but becoming one was a long and difficult process,” said Schumer, who has…

Google Launches Health Connect; Partners with Women’s Health Apps Proov and Flo

It was last May when Google announced Health Connect, its newest venture in the healthcare space. Today the Health Connect app officially launches in beta with several partners from across the digital health and wellness space. The idea behind Health Connect is to centralize access to health and fitness data from various eligible apps. The app syncs data from eligible platforms and…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Dec 1, 2022)

Highlights Y-Combinator Alum Almond raises $7M to pursue its vision of holistic OB/GYN care. Parenting support platform Happity raises £800K to invest in growth. UK-based Emm raises $1M in pre-seed funding to take its smart menstrual cup to market. YourBio teams up with Turtle Health to introduce a new method for AMH testing. Sexual wellness brand Lora DiCarlo quietly ends operations. This week’s newsletter is powered by Guidea UX design agency, Guidea, is proud to announce the names of the 30 FemTech companies…

Guidea Selects 30 FemTech Startups for UX Design Sponsorship Program, Femovate — a $500k investment in Female Health Innovation

Guidea, an award-winning, women-led UX design consultancy announces a $500k investment in women’s health innovation through their FemTech-focused UX design sponsorship program, Femovate. In September, Guidea reached out to the FemTech community to offer three promising FemTech startups the opportunity to receive sponsored UX research, design, and mentorship services. After a whirlwind month of presentations from over 100 FemTech founders who demonstrated…

YourBio Health Teams Up with Turtle Health to Introduce a New Method for AMH Testing

YourBio Health and Turtle Health are teaming up to introduce a new kind of AMH testing. According to a trial published in ‘Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology’ the TAP II device, when utilized as part of Turtle Health’s lab-developed home test, can reliably produce similar results to in-clinic venipuncture. The study, conducted in 41 women of reproductive age and sponsored by Turtle Health,…

UK-based Emm Raises $1M in Pre-seed funding to Take its Smart Menstrual Cup to Market

UK-based biotech startup Emm, has developed a novel smart menstrual cup that uses proprietary sensing technology to monitor and analyze specific biometrics to empower and inform the user through unique health insights and data regarding their menstrual cycle. Having closed its pre-seed funding of over $1M, it is now in beta-testing, readying for full production and launch in 2023. Emm was founded…