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A Visit to Procter & Gamble’s (Seemingly All Male) Metaverse

A couple of months ago I got my first Oculus and *really* got into Beat Saber. And while I still do enjoy the occasional VR gaming experience, lately I’ve become even more aware of and excited about the opportunities the Metaverse has to offer beyond gaming (Also in healthcare! More on that soon!) and I was quite intrigued when I saw the…

Meet Jumpstart Nova, a New $55M Venture Fund that Exclusively Invests in Black-founded & Led Healthcare Companies

Every once in a while a new fund comes along, that makes us just a little bit excited and with Jumpstart Nova, that is most definitely the case. The new firm wants to make a difference in healthcare in the United States and tackle health inequities through investments in Black-owned and led healthcare companies across health IT, digital health, tech-enabled services, diagnostic…

The Lowdown’s New Missed Contraceptive Pill Calculator and a Somewhat Personal Birth Control Storytime

A few years ago I was a young-ish tech exec working for a U.S. startup. I was based in Europe, traveling to the U.S on a monthly basis and dating someone who lived in Canada. And at the time the birth control pill was my contraceptive of choice. With many hours spent on transatlantic flights, in different timezones and with a body…

Alife Health Publishes Promising Research Findings from a Study on Embryo Ranking Using AI

The study, published in Fertility and Sterility, demonstrates Alife Health’s commitment to building scientific evidence for the application of artificial intelligence to improve IVF outcomes.  Today, researchers at Alife Health, a fertility technology company building artificial intelligence (AI) tools designed to improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes, published data on embryo prioritization using AI technology. The study, published online in Fertility and Sterility, was conducted…

Opinion: Is French President Emmanuel Macron the Unlikely Femtech Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Bonjour, mes amis! How’s it going on this beautiful day? Anyone of you spent some time on twitter as of late? Yes? No? Well. If you did and hang out in the femtech & women’s health twitterverse, you may have come across a recent tweet, that turned French President Emmanuel Macron into somewhat of a.. *taking a deep breath*… FEMTECH ICON. (Yes.…

BioInnovation Institute Receives a Grant from the Gates Foundation to Launch a New Initiative Focused on Women’s Health

BioInnovation Institute (BII), a non-for profit Foundation known for incubating and advancing world-class life science research, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate efforts to discover translational world-class research to identify new technologies and solutions that can improve the health of women and girls across the world, including low-income countries.  The grant supports BII’s vision to strengthen the…

Diana Health Launches with $11M in Series A Funding to Redesign Maternity & Women’s Health Programs at Leading Hospitals

Diana Health, a healthcare provider redesigning maternity and women’s health in partnership with leading health systems, has announced the closing of a $11M Series A.and a collaboration with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare, one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. The funding, co-led by LRVHealth and .406 Ventures, with participation from existing investor AlleyCorp, will be used to launch Diana Health’s first…

Joylux’s Vaginal Wellness Solution vFit Gold Is Now Sold at Premier Luxury Retailer Saks

With over 50% of women experiencing life-changing symptoms such as bladder leakage and dryness due to menopause, top retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is paving the way in offering solutions. Saks delivers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, featuring an expertly curated assortment and exceptional customer care. They have chosen Joylux to be the first to address these personal issues. Joylux is a leading menopausal…