Menopause

Meet Dr. Juliet Balfour, Bia Care’s New Chief Menopause Officer!

U.K.-based menopause startup Bia Care has appointed the prominent specialist Dr Juliet Balfour as Chief Menopause Officer. Following the launch of the Bia Care virtual clinic in July 2021, Dr Balfour will work alongside the founders to expand their model and further their mission of providing clinically-led remote menopause care, so more women are less constrained by the expertise and waiting lists…

Lisa Health Receives Competitive $255K R&D Grant to Work on Novel Technology for Menopausal Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are the most prevalent and often bothersome symptom of menopause. Oakland-based startup Lisa Health has now been awarded a competitive $255K grant from the National Science a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to conduct research and development work on novel technology for menopausal hot flashes. The company has created a digital health solution for menopause and…

Social Networking App Peanut Launches New Communities for Women Going through Menopause

Peanut, the social networking app popular among new moms, has announced new features and plans to add support for women going through menopause. The company is launching a new community for menopause, perimenopause and postmenopause. Women who join the Peanut Menopause community can join discussion groups to ask questions and get advice, or join live audio conversations in “Peanut Pods”, the app’s…

Madorra Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Status for the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) is a condition that results from a decrease in the body’s estrogen levels. Symptoms of VVA can include vaginal soreness, irritation, and pain. Research has indicated that the condition affects at least half of all post-menopausal women and breast cancer survivors, many of whom often report substantive reductions in quality of life. The condition may be widely underdiagnosed and undertreated. Symptoms…

How Vira Health Founder Andrea Berchowitz Went Viral with Her TED Talk about Menopause and Gender Inequality at Work

“Have you ever thought about these issues before this video? I personally haven’t. I did know that menopause was pretty heavy and complicated, but i didn’t know about all these symptoms and difficulties.” is one of the first comments under Andrea Berchowitz’s recent TED talk “The link between menopause and gender inequity at work”. Clearly Andrea’s talk hit a nerve as it…

Bayer starts Phase III Development with an Investigative Non-hormonal Treatment Option for Vasomotor Symptoms during Menopause

By 2030, the world population of menopausal and postmenopausal women is projected to increase to 1.2 billion, with 47 million new entrants each year. Menopause marks the end of a women’s reproductive life, occurring in their late 40s or early 50s. The decline in hormone production by the ovaries can lead to various symptoms, during the menopausal transition, including hot flashes, sleep…

Happify Health’s Patient-Engagement Platform Grows with the Expansion of Kopa to Support Women Going Through Menopause

Happify Health has expanded Kopa, a patient-centric healthcare platform, to deliver community-based digital support for women’s health. The initial focus of our expansion of the Kopa platform will be in the service of women going through menopause. The new Women & Midlife community is now accessible through the Kopa app, which is available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and…

Elektra Health Raises a $3.75M Seed Round to Grow its Platform for Women Going through Menopause

New York-based menopause startup Elektra Health has announced a $3.75M seed round to grow its team and expand its integrative, evidence-based solution in the U.S. and beyond. The round was led by Flare Capital Partners and Seven Seven Six with participation from January Ventures, Human Ventures, City Light Capital, The Fund, Community Fund and angel investors including Hannah and Guy Raz, Claire…