Pregnancy

Swiss Medical Device Company Pregnolia Raises $2.47M to Advance Premature Birth Diagnostics

Pregnolia, a Zurich-based medical technology company, has recently announced the completion of a successful funding round, securing 2.2M Swiss francs (USD $2.47M) from investors. This investment will primarily be directed towards the development and expansion of the Pregnolia device, a novel system aimed at improving the diagnostics of premature birth risks. Premature birth remains a significant global health concern. The World Health…

LactApp Opens First-of-its-Kind Lactation Care Clinic in Barcelona

LactApp, a Barcelona-based startup known for its mobile breastfeeding apps, has expanded its footprint by opening the first in-person lactation care clinic in the city, and according to the company in the world. This move doesn’t just offer new solutions to new parents, but also marks the company’s first foray into brick-and-mortar healthcare services. The clinic itself houses four consultation rooms and…

$50 Million NIH Grant Funds CHOP and Penn Medicine Research on Environmental Impact on Pregnancy and Child Health

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine have been awarded a $50M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study environmental influences on pregnancy and children’s health, as part of the NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Heather Burris, MD, MPH, a neonatologist at CHOP commented: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as…

Sonio Receives FDA Clearance for Its AI-Powered Prenatal Ultrasound

Paris-based femtech company Sonio has received FDA 510(k) Regulatory Class II clearance for its product, Sonio Detect. Sonio’s technology aims to revolutionize the landscape of prenatal ultrasounds by offering an easy to use, manufacturer agnostic tool. Compatible with ultrasound devices from major manufacturers such as GE, Samsung, and Canon, Sonio Detect enables obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and sonographers to improve the quality…

Pregnancy Care Company Nuvo Group Merges with LAMF Global Ventures in Strategic SPAC Deal

Israeli pregnancy care company, Nuvo Group, announced on Friday its decision to merge with LAMF Global Ventures Corp. I (LGVC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The strategic move aims to take Nuvo public. The impending transaction, which has secured unanimous approval from the boards of both companies, places Nuvo’s pre-money equity valuation at $269 million. This could potentially surge…

HANX Expands Its Offering; Launches New Supplements for Pregnancy and Menopause

Sexual wellness brand HANX has unveiled two new natural supplements – Menopause Support and Pregnancy Support. These offerings, developed in-house by HANX Co-Founder Dr. Sarah Welsh, a former NHS gynaecology and obstetrics doctor, promise to provide much-needed assistance to women during crucial life stages. HANX’s latest supplements follow the success of its initial offering, Libido Lift, which experienced rapid demand and a…

FDA Approves First Oral Treatment for Postpartum Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zurzuvae (zuranolone), the first oral medication indicated to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in adults. PPD is a major depressive episode that typically occurs after childbirth but can also begin during the later stages of pregnancy. Until now, treatment for PPD was only available as an IV injection given by a healthcare provider in certain healthcare…

Mirvie Receives a $4.6M Grant from the Gates Foundation to Study Preeclampsia in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mirvie, a prenatal diagnostics company has received a $4.6M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the company’s efforts to predict unexpected pregnancy complications before they happen by revealing the underlying biology of each pregnancy for women on a global scale. Specifically, the funding will help launch study sites in Cameroon, Ghana, and Zambia to understand preeclampsia among pregnant…