Reproductive Health

Schrödinger Receives a $4.9M Grant from the Gates Foundation to Accelerate Drug Discovery in Women’s Health

Schrödinger, whose physics-based software platform is transforming the way therapeutics and materials are discovered, has been awarded a two-year, $4.9M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a global women’s health initiative. The grant is part of a Gates Foundation initiative aimed at accelerating emerging opportunities to advance the field of contraceptive drug discovery. The emphasis of this initiative…

Expecting Raises a $1M Seed Round for Its Surrogate, Egg Donor & Fertility Clinic Matching Platform

Expecting, a startup with the mission to bring transparency and credibility to the fertility market with a curated database of egg donors, surrogates, fertility clinics and agencies, has raised a $1M seed round from a group of US & Israeli investors. The company connects intended parents with fertility agencies and clinics and digitizes the recruitment process of egg donor and surrogate candidates,…

CooperCompanies Announces Plans to Acquire Reproductive Health Company Generate Life Sciences for $1.6 Billion

CooperCompanies has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Generate Life Sciences, a privately held provider of donor egg and sperm for fertility treatments, fertility cryopreservation services and newborn stem cell storage (cord blood & cord tissue). CooperCompanies is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE, that operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing…

Birth Control Delivery Startup Twentyeight Health Launches Spanish Language Telehealth Services

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, has launched Spanish language services. “According to Planned Parenthood, 57% of Latina women ages 18-34 have struggled with the cost of prescription birth control — and it’s our mission to bring this number down to zero,” said Amy Fan, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “In working…

VC to Operator: Forward Partners’ Dr. Louise Rix Joins Béa Fertility as the Company’s New Chief Medical Officer

Dr Louise Rix, a former VC at Forward Partners, is making the leap into a startup operator role and joining fertility startup Béa Fertility as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. She will bring both tech and health expertise to her new role, is a qualified medical doctor and spent several years on the NHS frontline. Béa Fertility was co-founded by femtech…

Twentyeight Health Launches Birth Control Telehealth in 10 More States Across the U.S. 

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities has announced that it is continuing its national expansion with the launch of its award-winning birth control telehealth services in ten states across the U.S. The company now serves 30 states and DC having launched in Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, South…

Keleya Adds Midwife Video Consultations to its Ammely Platform to Better Support Parents-to-Be

It’s been around 1.5 years since Keleya first launched ammely, its midwife matching platform in cooperation with the German Midwife Association (Deutscher Hebammenverband e.V.) . Since then around a third of midwives in Germany have signed up.  Today the company, that recently announced its $3M Series A, is introducing a new feature on the platform: Telehealth. From now on parents-to-be can not…

Contraline Raises a $10.7M Series A to Transition ADAM, its “Male Contraceptive”, into Clinical Trials

Contraline, a venture-backed medical device company devoted to providing men and couples with long-lasting, safe, and effective male contraception, has closed $10.7 million in its Series A financing. The financing round was led by MBX Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage healthcare and life sciences companies. Additional investors in Contraline include Rhia Ventures, ShangBay Capital, Founders Fund, Metaplanet Holdings,…