News

Hims & Hers Launches a New Mobile App Combining Education, E-commerce and Telehealth

Hims & Hers, the multi-specialty telehealth platform focused on providing modern personalized health and wellness experiences to consumers, today unveiled its plans to provide more complete, holistic and personalized care experiences with the launch of the Hims & Hers mobile app. The Company intends to begin rolling out the app to its over 500,000 subscription members in the coming weeks. “Today marks…

Organon Announces Plans to Acquire Forendo Pharma, a Biotech Company Targeting Endometriosis and PCOS

Organon and Forendo Pharma today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Organon will acquire Forendo, a clinical-stage drug development company focused on novel treatments in women’s health. Forendo is pioneering the science of intracrinology, addressing disease through a novel, tissue-specific approach. Its lead clinical compound is an investigational, potentially first-in-class oral 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (HSD17B1)…

Patient Education Company Mytonomy Releases a New Video-based Learning Platform for Maternal Health

Mytonomy, a leader in video-based patient engagement and healthcare microlearning video education, is advancing patient education with its new Cloud for Maternal Care, a comprehensive virtual care offering for all expectant and new mothers spanning healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. “Our Cloud for Maternal Care gives every woman an on-demand concierge-like experience, providing the right information for each stage of…

Amazon AWS Financially Supports Tidepool’s Period Project to Explore the Connection between Diabetes and Women’s Health

Tidepool, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing software at no charge to the diabetes community, has received financial support from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in support of the Tidepool Period Project, a new initiative that strives to address the unmet needs of people with diabetes who menstruate. This funding will support prototype concepts and user interface designs for both the clinician and…

VC to Operator: Forward Partners’ Dr. Louise Rix Joins Béa Fertility as the Company’s New Chief Medical Officer

Dr Louise Rix, a former VC at Forward Partners, is making the leap into a startup operator role and joining fertility startup Béa Fertility as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. She will bring both tech and health expertise to her new role, is a qualified medical doctor and spent several years on the NHS frontline. Béa Fertility was co-founded by femtech…

UK-based Healthtech Company Forth Raises £1.6M to Invest in Its Female Hormone Mapping Product

UK-based Forth has raised another £1.6M from both UK and overseas investors Forth’s investment round has attracted backing from a consortium of both UK and overseas investors, including, Trajan Scientific and Medical, (Trajan) through its European subsidiary Trajan Scientific Europe Ltd. The new round of funding will be used to further develop and commercialize Forth’s female hormone mapping product. The Development Bank of…

Antiva Biosciences Raises a $31M Series D to Take its HPV Drug into Clinical Trials

Antiva Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, topical therapeutics for the treatment of pre-cancerous lesions caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, has announced the closing of a $31M Series D. The financing was supported by a syndicate of life science investors led by Adjuvant Capital, a leading global and women’s health venture firm, and joined by GV, formerly Google Ventures. Participants in the financing…

Keleya Adds Midwife Video Consultations to its Ammely Platform to Better Support Parents-to-Be

It’s been around 1.5 years since Keleya first launched ammely, its midwife matching platform in cooperation with the German Midwife Association (Deutscher Hebammenverband e.V.) . Since then around a third of midwives in Germany have signed up.  Today the company, that recently announced its $3M Series A, is introducing a new feature on the platform: Telehealth. From now on parents-to-be can not…