Pregnancy

Medical Device Company Materna Medical Raises $10M to Accelerate Growth

Materna Medical, a clinical-stage medical device company, has announced the completion of a $10 million Series A2 financing round. The round was led by Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health (Wavemaker 360) with new investors including Kimera Limited, Women’s Venture Capital Fund, Golden Seeds, Black Capital, Shatter Fund, and Astia Angels. Key existing investors also joined the syndicate including Band of Angels, Texas Halo Fund,…

Femtech Company Elvie Raises a £58M Series C to Invest in Product Development and Growth

Leading UK-based femtech company Elvie has just announced the closing of a £58M Series C. The round was led by BFG with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, Octopus Ventures and PPGL. Elvie was founded in 2013 by Tania Boler. Its current product line-up includes Elvie Trainer, an app-connected Kegel trainer, Elvie…

Organon and ObsEva Enter Global License Agreement for Preterm Labor Treatment

Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm. Organon, a global women’s health company spun out of Merck and ObsEva, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health have now announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Organon will license the global development, manufacturing and commercial rights to ebopiprant (OBE022). Ebopiprant is an investigational, orally active,…

Mombox Acquires WellNested to Provide Full Suite of Postnatal Care Services to Support New Moms

Leading D2C postnatal care company, Mombox, announced today its acquisition of WellNested, a Boston-based technology solution company designed to help new parents find and book quality and affordable postnatal care services. Mombox plans to integrate the technology as part of its larger relaunch later this year. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. WellNested’s Chief Operating Officer, Karina Akib, will join Mombox to oversee the…

University Hospitals and Pregnancy App Babyscripts Announce Collaboration

University Hospitals and Babyscripts, the virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, are collaborating to provide expectant mothers access to the Babyscripts myJourney app during the entirety of their prenatal journey and beyond. The effort is aimed at bridging the digital divide, reducing maternal health inequities, and targeting maternal mortality and morbidity rates by enabling OB-GYN and midwifery practices across the UH health system…

Investigational Pill for Postpartum Depression Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Led by the Feinstein Institutes

Scientists from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have announced the publication of results from a phase 3 clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of the oral neuroactive steroid zuranolone (30mg) in the treatment of patients with postpartum depression (PPD). The findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry showed that after two weeks of daily treatment, women treated…

Hair Wellness Company Nutrafol Launches a New Postpartum Hair Nutraceutical

Nutrafol, a leading hair wellness company, has launched a first-of-its-kind, physician-formulated nutraceutical supplement, Nutrafol Postpartum, that targets the root causes of hair thinning for women in the postpartum period. The newest addition to the company’s existing lineup of natural, clinically effective hair wellness supplements, Nutrafol Postpartum joins Nutrafol Women and Nutrafol Women’s Balance to support hair health through key stages of a…

Women’s Health Startup Natalist Expands to Nearly 6000 Stores in National Retail Collaboration

Women’s health startup Natalist makes doctor-approved fertility and pregnancy essentials with a net-zero plastic footprint. Today the company announced an expansion to nearly 6,000 retail locations nationwide. Following a successful initial launch in select Target stores in March 2020, Natalist’s 2021 retail expansion includes a much larger footprint in Target stores across the US plus rollouts in Rite Aid, Albertsons, Safeway, and Shaw’s.…