Fertility

Walmart Partners with Kindbody to Offer Fertility and Family-Building Benefits to Its U.S. Employees

Earlier this week Walmart announced it started working with Kindbody as its fertility provider of choice. The retailer’s employees will now have access to Kindbody’s network of facilities across the U.S., including a new state-of-the-art clinic and in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab in Rogers, Arkansas that will provide comprehensive virtual, at-home and in-clinic care. The new facility is expected to open later…

Future Fertility Receives CE Mark Approval for Its AI-powered Oocyte-Assessment Tools

Future Fertility, a healthtech company developing non-invasive AI-based fertility solutions has received CE Mark approval under the new European Union Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The company uses artificial intelligence to analyze 2D images of oocytes and generate personalized, validated insights for egg-freezing and IVF patients. Its tools have been proven through scientific evidence to detect features that are invisible to the human…

Nodal Launches with $4.7M in Seed Funding to Transform the Surrogacy Experience

Interest in surrogacy has never been higher. For many couples and individuals, surrogacy — a process that can easily cost $125,000 or more per child — is their best option for growing their family. However, the slow-moving and antiquated process can take years, complete with hidden costs and unforeseeable issues that can make the experience incredibly stressful, sometimes heartbreaking and often unattainable.…

Oma Fertility Kicks Off National Expansion in the U.S. with the Acquisition of New York Reproductive Wellness

Earlier this year Oma Fertility, a company focused on using AI-enabled technology to improve IVF outcomes, announced the opening of its first fertility clinic in California and a $37.5M funding round. At the time the company also shared its plans to build a fertility clinic network in the U.S. and is making the first step in that direction today. Oma Fertility has…

Virtual Fertility Clinic Apricity Raises €17M in Series B Funding to Support International Expansion

Apricity, the UK’s leading virtual fertility clinic has raised €17M in Series B funding to support the companies expansion in Europe. The round was led by MTIP, a Swiss healthtech fund with participation from Spain-based consumer fund Iris Ventures. Apricity launched in 2018 in the UK and was originally incubated by Kamet Ventures. The company advocates for a new approach to reproductive…

ART: Japanese Fertility Startup Dioseve Raises $3M to Re-engineer Oocyte Development

Dioseve, a Tokyo-based biotech startup working in the ART (assisted reproductive technology) space has raised around $3M (400M JPY) to re-engineer oocyte development. The round was led by ANRI with participation from Coral Capital. The company’s technology, DIO (Directly Induced Oocyte), is capable of producing a larger yield of fertilizable egg cells at minimal cost in a fraction of the time. Dioseve’s…

IVF Specimen Management: CCRM Fertility and TMRW Life Sciences Expand Their Partnership

CCRM Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility treatment, research and science, announced today it will expand its partnership with TMRW Life Sciences from its initial launch clinic in Colorado to all its in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratories across North America. By bringing digital tracking, automation and 24/7 remote monitoring to a system that has long relied on manual, in-person work by embryologists, TMRW’s technology will enable CCRM…

Natural Cycles Partners with ŌURA on Body Temperature-based Fertility Tracking & Birth Control

ŌURA, the company behind the smart ring that delivers personalized health data, insights, and daily guidance, and Natural Cycles, the FDA-cleared birth control app have are teaming up: Starting today Natural Cycles users will now be able to sync temperature trend data straight from the Oura Ring, allowing them to track their temperature trends automatically while they sleep rather than manually taking…