Reproductive Health

Fertility Company Univfy Raises $6M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Platform Services to Health Plans and Employers

Univfy, a company using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to personalize counseling and increase access to fertility care, has announced that it raised $6M of its Series B funding round led by a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital. The Univfy AI Platform empowers individuals with personalized information and counseling to inform smarter spending and decision-making. Based on proprietary technology developed at Stanford University,…

Babies on the Blockchain: Eggschain Founder Wei Escala Stores Her Eggs on the Blockchain Using the Platform She Created

Eggschain is a healthcare technology company and thought leader in the fertility, health tech, family-building and cryogenic preservation industries. Patent-granted and cloud-based, Eggschain is the first blockchain-integrated inventory management and chain of custody technology for tracking biospecimens, including sperm, eggs, embryos, genome, stem cell, tissues and organs, and other genetic material. In partnership with several of the world’s leading experts in reproductive…

Reproductive Health Company Proov Raises a $9.7M Series A to Support Its New “Complete” Hormone Testing Product

Reproductive health company Proov has raised a $9.7M Series A led by Hambrecht Ducera Growth Venture to invest in its newly launched “Complete” product. Other participants in the round include SteelSky Ventures, WCC Partners, LightShip Capital, GingerBread Capital, and Portfolia Proov is known for its PdG test and associated patented protocol, that lets women confirm ovulation quality, which pertains to when ovulation…

EMD Serono Launches Fertility LifeLines, a New Portal to Increase Support and Access for Patients Impacted by Infertility

EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of German Merck KGaA in the U.S. and Canada, has launched Fertility LifeLines, a patient support program, based on input from reproductive health medical professionals and patients on their fertility journey. The new Fertility LifeLines portal combines all patient support aspects – from financial assistance and access to resources, to the ability to contact live support staff – within a single…

OvaryIt Launches a New Foundation to Increase Access to Contraceptive and Family Planning Services for Underserved Populations

Reproductive Health startup OvaryIt is launching the OvaryIt Foundation, a Not-for-Profit with a mission to increase access to contraceptive and family planning services and advance women’s health through Education, Research, and Advocacy. The Foundation has established partnerships with leading domestic violence shelters, anti-human trafficking organizations and is currently working to build relationships with re-entry programs for those released from incarceration. In addition,…

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…