Ecosystem

UK Government Launches Call for Evidence to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Women in England

To mark International Women’s Day, the U.K. government has recently launched a 12-week call for evidence to better understand women’s experiences of the health and care system. As part of the initiative women are urged to share their experiences to form the basis of a new landmark government-led Women’s Health Strategy. This strategy will set an ambitious and positive new agenda to improve…

Meet the 10 Femtech Startups Who Are Part of London-based Accelerator FemTech Lab’s First Cohort!

London-based femtech accelerator FemTech Lab recently kicked off operations and has announced the startup, that are joining the program’s first cohort. FemTech Lab itself follows a three-sprints-structure, where startups focus on product, go-to-market, and finance. The 12-week program also includes workshops and individual mentorship with experts in product design, UX, AI, medicine, digital health, technology, law, finance, and more. Curious who made…

Swiss Private Insurer Groupe Mutuel and EPFL Innovation Park Launch Tech4Eva, a New Femtech Accelerator

Groupe Mutuel and EPFL Innovation Park are joining forces to launch Tech4Eva, the first start-up acceleration program in Switzerland addressing women’s health. The goal of the program is to create community of students, researchers and innovators working together to develop new ideas andtechnologies that improve the health of women. Although based in Switzerland, Tech4Eva is open to start-ups and innovators from anywhere…

Salem College Announces a New Undergraduate Program Focused on Women’s Leadership in Health

Salem College, one of the oldest women’s liberal arts colleges in the United States, today announced the upcoming launch of a newly transformed academic model and undergraduate experience, focused on preparing the next generation of women leaders in fields relating to health. The new model – which will include both curricular and co-curricular components – will debut in fall 2021 and expand and…

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…

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…

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…