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Innovate UK Grants £800K to Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Therapy Project AI-VISION

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has awarded a significant grant of nearly £800,000 to a pioneering project, AI-VISION, aimed at advancing precision therapy in breast cancer treatment. This collaborative effort unites the expertise of cancer researchers from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, with cosmology and astrophysics specialists from the University of Durham, and…

How Yuzi Wants to Improve Postpartum Care in the United States Drawing on Inspiration from Asia

Yuzi, led by founder Stephiney Foley, brings a fresh perspective to maternal health. With firsthand experience of postpartum challenges, Foley’s vision for Yuzi is centered on redefining the post-delivery experience for new mothers in the US. Inspired by cultural traditions like “zuo yuezi,” Yuzi blends tradition with modernity, offering retreat experiences prioritizing comprehensive care, confidence-building, and community support. Set to launch its…

Beta Boom’s New $14.5M Fund Targets Underserved Populations

Beta Boom has recently closed its $14.5 million Fund II, with investments from Ally Bank, Pivotal Ventures (A Melinda French Gates Company), Bank of America, and Atento Capital, among others. This new fund will focus on supporting early-stage startups that address the needs of rapidly growing but underserved populations, particularly in fintech, digital health, and the future of work sectors. The venture…

Coroflo Prepares for Breastfeeding Monitor Launch with €2.8M Raise

Coroflo, an Ireland-based medtech startup, has secured €2.8 million in equity funding to launch its breastfeeding monitor, named Coro. This latest round of funding brings the total equity investment in the company to €4.2 million. The Coro device, featuring a patented micro-flow meter within a standard silicone nipple shield, aims to provide real-time data on milk flow to nursing mothers, addressing concerns…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Feb 15, 2024)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights DeepLook Medical raises $1.7M for AI-driven cancer detection in dense breast tissue. Essence App secures $600K to transform menstrual health support in workplaces. Elidah secures Series A funding to advance…

Baymatob Receives MRFF Funding for Oli PPH, an AI-Guided Maternal Health Device

Baymatob, an Australian medtech startup, has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) as part of the ANDHealth+ digital health commercialisation program. This program supports Australian startups incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare. Baymatob’s project, Oli PPH, is a notable recipient of this funding. Oli PPH is based on Baymatob’s Oli maternity sensor and diagnostic platform.…

Samsung Introduces theSUITE, a New Online Women’s Health Resource for Clinicians

Boston Imaging, the United States headquarters of Samsung’s digital radiography and ultrasound business, has launched the Samsung Ultrasound Institute of Technology and Education (theSUITE), a digital platform for sonologists, sonographers, and healthcare professionals. “We are excited to offer an innovative, technology-forward platform that will engage ultrasound users focused on improving women’s health in the United States,” said David Legg, Head of Boston…

Invitae Sells Reproductive Health Assets to Natera Amid Financial Challenges

Invitae, a company in medical genetics, announced the completion of its reproductive health assets sale to Natera. This transaction, valued at up to $52.5 million, includes cash, milestone payments, and litigation credits. The assets sold to Natera involve carrier screening and non-invasive prenatal screening services. Ken Knight, President and CEO of Invitae, stated: “Today’s announcement further helps us streamline operations and focus…