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Swiss Private Insurer Groupe Mutuel and EPFL Innovation Park Launch Tech4Eva, a New Femtech Accelerator

Groupe Mutuel and EPFL Innovation Park are joining forces to launch Tech4Eva, the first start-up acceleration program in Switzerland addressing women’s health. The goal of the program is to create community of students, researchers and innovators working together to develop new ideas andtechnologies that improve the health of women. Although based in Switzerland, Tech4Eva is open to start-ups and innovators from anywhere…

Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL Form New Partnership to Advance Women’s Health in Western and Central Africa

The Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL have signed a new agreement to set up a civil society-led fund to strengthen women’s and girls’ engagement in developing health policies, including Global Fund-related processes, in western and central Africa. The partnership, worth $1.5M, will run for three years starting in Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire. Historically, women and girls have been widely excluded…

Atlantic Therapeutics Attracts Two New Investors to Accelerate the Commercialization of INNOVO, Its Innovative Urinary Incontinence Treatment Technology

Atlantic Therapeutics, the Ireland-based company pioneering a non-invasive, wearable treatment for urinary incontinence, today announced it has raised significant new investment from the Dutch Borski Fund and the Western Development Commission in Ireland. The Borski Fund addresses the venture capital gender gap through investments in female-led and femtech companies, and their support for Atlantic Therapeutics is a strong endorsement of the progress…

Mayne Pharma Launches A Generic Version of ORTH-CEPT, an Oral Contraceptive, in the U.S.

Mayne Pharma has announced the commercial launch of a generic version of ORTHO-CEPT (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol 0.15 mg / 0.03 mg) tablets to customers in the US. This is the fourth oral contraceptive launched this calendar year after launching generic versions of LOESTRIN 24 FE, ORTHO CYCLEN and ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN. According to IQVIA, the annual US market sales for the four products were…

Milkstork Partners with Salesforce, Bausch Health, and More, Offering Its Family-Friendly Benefits to Employees

As Milk Stork prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th and Employee Appreciation Day on March 5th, the company is proudly highlighting its newest members, who are joining Milk Stork in its commitment to providing key family-friendly benefits to working moms. Known by employers and breastfeeding, working mothers around the world as the first-ever breast milk shipping company, the mom-founded company has…

Unfabled: An Interview with Founder & CEO Hannah Samano about Sustainable Cycle Care and Taking An E-Commerce Startup from Zero to One in Less Than Two Months

Menstrual care is self-care is the central idea behind Unfabled, a new wellness store all about menstrual health, that launched a few days ago and is looking to serve menstruators in the U.K. The new e-commerce project is the brainchild Hannah Samano, who has previously held roles at African women’s health & hygiene e-commerce company Kasha and as Global E-commerce Innovation Manager…

Health and Development Expert Shannon Lövgren Joins ‘The Case for Her’ as New Managing Director

The Case for Her, a philanthropic investment portfolio addressing the key women’s health issues of menstruation and sexual health and pleasure, announced today that Shannon Lövgren will join as Managing Director effective April 1, 2021. Lövgren succeeds Gerda Larsson, who was with The Case for Her since its foundation in 2017 and has now moved on to other opportunities.  “We are sad…

Femtech Startup Syrona Health Launches ‘SORA’, a New Mobile Virtual Health Assistant for Women Living with Endometriosis

Just like many other conditions in the women’s health space endometriosis is under researched, underserved and underfunded although it affects around 170 million women globally. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which often correlates to the menstrual cycle. As the symptoms of the disease are not easily recognized – by providers and affected women – many experience a significant…