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Health & Wellness Retailer Holland & Barrett Acquires UK-based Women’s Health Startup Parla

Holland & Barrett, a leading health and wellness retailer, has acquired women’s health startup Parla for an undisclosed amount. The company shared on LinkedIn: To achieve our vision and be the trusted partner to millions, helping people achieve their personal health and wellness goals, we’re committed to extending our support beyond retail, offering wellness solutions and services. We recently acquired Parla the first ever-virtual support…

Femtech Trendwatch: The Care Economy, European Femtech Startups & Systemic Racism in Medicine

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Femtech Trendwatch: Understanding The Vaginal Microbiome, Medical Advisors And The Future Of Telehealth & Startup Spotlight

Every few weeks we like to pick one topic and explore it in depth. This time around it was… drumroll… The Vaginal Microbiome and of course we wanted to share these insight with you as well! Unarguably the vaginal microbiome is getting quite a bit of press and attention lately. And rightfully so given how critical it is to overall vaginal health. A number of…

Femtech Trendwatch: Investment Round-up, Hims&Hers goes Hybrid & Provider-focused Healthcare Innovation

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What’s New in Femtech This Week? (March 3, 2022)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Kimberly-Clarkacquires a majority stake in Thinx. Ro acquires sperm analysis and storage company Dadi. Swing Therapeuticskicks off the third study for its Fibromyalgia digital therapeutic. Fertility expert Dr. Aimee Eyvazzdeh teams…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Jan 13, 2022)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Gameto raises $23M to redefine reproductive longevity with reprogrammed ovarian cells. Flourish raises $1M+ in pre-seed funding to launch its holistic women’s wellness platform. Future Fertility, a company using AI to…

Organon Completes the Acquisition of Forendo Pharma, a Biotech Firm Focused on Women’s Health

Women’s Health Pharma company and Merck spin-off Organon, has completed its recently announced acquisition of Forendo Pharma, a clinical-stage drug development company focused on novel treatments in women’s health. Forendo’s lead candidate, FOR-6219, is an investigational, potentially first-in-class oral 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (HSD17B1) inhibitor entering Phase 2 clinical development for endometriosis. Forendo’s pipeline also includes a preclinical program targeting polycystic ovarian…