Menstrual Health

Hello Inside Expands to the UK to Help Women Manage Their Hormones through Continuous Glucose Monitoring

It’s been a busy week at Hello Inside, a European digital health startup that uses continuous glucose monitoring (in short: CGM) to empower its users with data and insights about their bodies helping them make the best possible decisions when it comes to nutrition and health. The company’s mission is to make “scientific self care” a reality and it has now landed…

Period Care Startup Vyld Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign to Take Its Seaweed-Made Tampons into Production

Every day around 300 million people around the world menstruate. And 90% of the period products they use are single use products, which cause waste and pollution. Vyld, a Berlin-based period care company is looking to change that. And they’re looking to change it with seaweed. Vyld’s “Kelpon” tampon as well as all packaging are made from seaweed aka kelp, which is…

Femtech Company AIMA Laboratories Teams Up with Innovative Health Diagnostics to Develop a New At-Home Endometriosis Test

AIMA Laboratories (AIMA), a preclinical FemTech company dedicated to developing new products that fill current gaps in gynecological health, is teaming up with Innovative Health Diagnostics (IHD), a CLIA- and FDA-certified lab, to develop and deliver a new and reliable at-home blood test to detect endometriosis. “We’re thrilled to partner with AIMA to offer a service that provides actionable results and allows millions of…

Hera Biotech Raises $1.9M in Seed Funding for Its Non-surgical Diagnostic Test for Endometriosis

Medical device start-up Hera Biotech has raised $1.9M in seed funding to support the commercialization of MetriDx, the company’s non-surgical diagnostic test for endometriosis. Investors in this round include Coyote Ventures, Stella Angels, Althea Group Ventures, and the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute. Hera Biotech plans to use the new funds to complete an in-patient human clinical study, expand its IP portfolio, and…

Femtech Startup 28 Raises $3.2M in Seed Funding for Its Cycle-focused Wellness Program

US-based femtech startup 28 is on a mission to support those who menstruate adapt their workouts nutrition and other wellness activities to their cycle. The company, which was founded in 1.5 years ago and bootstrapped to date, has now raised $3.2M in seed funding led by Thiel Capital. Other investors participating in the round include Learn Capital, Steel Perlot and private angel…

DotLab Is Granted Patents for DotEndo, Its Non-invasive Endometriosis Test

Medical diagnostics company DotLab has been granted three patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its technology focused on the diagnosis, assessment, and characterization of endometriosis. Via its clinical studies, DotLab has pioneered medical tests enabled by single-stranded, non-coding RNAs called microRNAs in circulating body fluids such as blood and saliva. The inventions embodied in the portfolio of granted…

Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Receive FDA Approval of MYFEMBREE, a Once-Daily Endometriosis Treatment

Myovant Sciences and Pfizer have announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MYFEMBREE (relugolix 40 mg, estradiol 1 mg, and norethindrone acetate 0.5 mg) as a one-pill, once-a-day therapy for the management of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis in pre-menopausal women, with a treatment duration of up to 24 months. The approval is supported by one-year efficacy and safety data,…

Thinx Introduces Thinx Teens, A New Line of Affordable, Reusable Period Panties for Preteens and Teens

Leading period underwear brand Thinx is launching Thinx Teens, a new line of reusable and sustainable period panties with built-in leak protection, that will be available for as low as $16, a lower price than its predecessor, Thinx BTWN. With the new, lower price, Thinx Teens is one of the most affordable reusable period products for new menstruators. Thinx Teens is now available online…