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Postpartum Pelvic Digital Health Solution MUTU System Demonstrates Significant Impact and Value in NHS Evaluation

An extensive evaluation conducted by Health Innovation Kent Surrey Sussex (part of the Health Innovation Network), in collaboration with MUTU Systems and Unity Insights, showed substantial impact of the MUTU System in addressing postpartum pelvic health symptoms within the NHS. Postpartum pelvic health remains an underserved area within women’s healthcare, with many women experiencing long-term conditions impacting their well-being. However, reluctance to…

Backpack Healthcare Secures $14M in Series A Funding to Advance Pediatric Mental Health Care

Backpack Healthcare, a provider of online pediatric mental healthcare, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by PACE Healthcare Capital and saw participation from ECMC, Techstars, and Collab Capital, among others. The escalating youth mental health crisis in the United States has underscored the critical need for accessible mental health solutions. With over 40 million children relying…

First Successful IUD and Transcervical Procedures with Aspivix’s Non-Traumatic Carevix Performed in the US

The first successful IUD and transcervical procedures using Aspivix’s non-traumatic Carevix were performed in the U.S. This milestone underscores the potential of Carevix to offer a gentler alternative to traditional methods. The procedures were performed by Alissa M. Conklin, MD., Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine. She shared: “The suction was perfectly adequate and easy…

Mae Secures Oversubscribed Seed Funding Round to Tackle Maternal Health Disparities

Brooklyn-based startup Mae Health has successfully closed an oversubscribed seed funding round, led by Jumpstart Nova, with a focus on improving Black maternal health outcomes. This investment round also saw participation from prominent investors such as the Astia Fund, Impact Engine, Joyance Partners, and Gratitude Railroad, alongside early investors RH Capital, Avestria Ventures, Bright Ventures, and the Social Starts Health & Happiness…

Solarea Bio Beta Launches Bondia, a Novel Daily Medical Food Helping with Post-Menopausal Bone Loss

Solarea Bio, a US-based clinical-stage biotech company, is pioneering a new approach to bone health management with the beta launch of Bondia. The company is dedicated to leveraging microbial diversity to develop innovative solutions for managing inflammatory diseases. Through its consumer health brand, Journa, the company aims to improve human wellbeing with clinically tested and naturally formulated medical food products. Bondia, a…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (May 9, 2024)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Testmate Health secures $6M in seed funding for game-changing at-home rapid STI test. Dandi secures $1.3M in funding to enhance the fertility care experience with novel ‘IVF Care…

Teal Health Receives FDA Breakthrough Designation for At-Home Cervical Cancer Screening Device

Teal Health, headquartered in San Francisco (USA), has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to improve cervical cancer screening options. The company has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its at-home self-collect cervical cancer screening device, the Teal Wand. This designation follows the successful completion of Teal Health’s clinical trial. The trial surpassed…

Dandi Secures $1.3M Funding to Enhance Fertility Care Experience

Dandi, a platform dedicated to improving the fertility care journey, has raised $1.3 million in funding from investors including Tiferes Ventures, Ruttenberg Gordon Investments, Winklevoss Capital, and the WeWork Alumni Fund. The funding round aims to bolster Dandi’s offerings and expand its reach in supporting individuals facing fertility challenges. With infertility on the rise, Dandi recognizes the need to address the multifaceted…