Reproductive Health

Pozitivf Secures $20M in Funding to Democratize Fertility Treatment for All

San Antonio-based fertility clinic network Pozitivf has recently raised $20 million in a funding round led by MonCap. This investment, among the most significant in the fertility space, is aimed at expanding Pozitivf’s reach and making fertility treatments such as IVF more affordable across the United States. Pozitivf’s service model offers IVF procedures starting at a cost of $7,995, which is significantly…

UK-based Juniper Raises £1.5M to Launch Novel Reproductive Healthcare Insurance

Juniper, a London-based company, has secured £1.5 million in pre-seed funding to launch a novel reproductive healthcare insurance offering for employees. The funding round, led by Insurtech Gateway with contributions from 2100 Ventures, Exceptional Ventures, and Heartfelt, as well as several angel investors, is aimed at establishing Juniper’s presence in the insurance market, with a focus on supporting employees’ reproductive health needs.…

FHI 360 Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial for Biodegradable Contraceptive Implant

FHI 360 has commenced a pivotal Phase I clinical trial in the Dominican Republic for Casea S, a novel biodegradable contraceptive implant, marking the first trial of its kind in over two decades. Aimed at offering a long-term contraception solution, Casea S is engineered to release the synthetic hormone etonogestrel, commonly used in other contraceptive implants, to prevent pregnancy for a duration…

Proov Launches Comprehensive At-Home Fertility Program as Affordable IVF Alternative

Reproductive health company Proov has recently launched the Proov Path to Pregnancy, a new at-home fertility treatment program offering a less invasive and more affordable option compared to traditional in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Amy Beckley, CEO and Founder of Proov, was inspired to create this program based on her personal challenges with infertility, aiming to provide easier access to effective fertility solutions. “In…

Invitae Sells Reproductive Health Assets to Natera Amid Financial Challenges

Invitae, a company in medical genetics, announced the completion of its reproductive health assets sale to Natera. This transaction, valued at up to $52.5 million, includes cash, milestone payments, and litigation credits. The assets sold to Natera involve carrier screening and non-invasive prenatal screening services. Ken Knight, President and CEO of Invitae, stated: “Today’s announcement further helps us streamline operations and focus…

University of Washington Researchers Develop Smart Earrings for Reproductive Health Monitoring

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a novel wearable technology, the Thermal Earring, which can continuously monitor a user’s earlobe temperature. This smart earring, designed to be both a fashionable accessory and a health monitoring device, has shown promising results in a study involving six users, particularly in the field of reproductive health monitoring. The Thermal Earring is a wireless…

Inherent Biosciences and Genomic Prediction Partner to Advance Male Reproductive Health

Inherent Biosciences and Genomic Prediction have announced a new commercial partnership to integrate Inherent Biosciences’ Epigenetic Sperm Quality Test (SpermQT), into Genomic Prediction’s clinical laboratory tests, focusing on male reproductive health. For a long time, the narrative around infertility has primarily focused on women, with limited progress in providing men with actionable insights into their fertility. The SpermQT test, developed by Inherent…

Fertilitywise Introduces Membership Program for Fertility Support

Fertilitywise has launched an online membership program designed to provide resources and a community for individuals and couples dealing with fertility issues. The program aims to offer educational articles and moderated discussion boards to support those undergoing fertility treatments. The platform addresses the need for clear information about fertility processes and treatments. It includes articles on various aspects of fertility, written in…