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Cooper Acquires obp Medical, a Medical Device Company Known for its Single-Use Vaginal Speculums with Integrated LED Illumination

CooperCompanies has announced the acquisition of obp Medical by CooperSurgical, one of its business units. obp Medical is a U.S. based medical device company that develops and markets differentiated products including single-use vaginal speculums with integrated LED illumination. Commenting on the transaction, Al White, Cooper’s President and CEO said, “This acquisition is a great strategic fit that builds upon CooperSurgical‘s strong family of OB/GYN…

Survey: Pregnant Women Lack Awareness About Preeclampsia, the Second-Most Common Cause of Maternal Death

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and a recent survey is underscoring a stark need for more education around the second-most common cause of maternal mortality in the United States. The survey of nearly 800 women, including expectant mothers, new mothers within the last year, and those who are considering pregnancy, was conducted by Progenity, a biotechnology company with an established track record of…

Merck Hosts Organon Investor Day Introducing the New Company’s Vision and Focus on Women’s Health

Only a month after announcing its acquisition of Alydia Health, Merck hosted spin-off Organon‘s management at a meeting with the investor community yesterday. Organon’s leadership shared plans for how the company will deliver sustainable growth and shareholder value as a standalone company. Notable is the strong intended focus on women’s health and plan for more acquisitions in this space. At launch, Organon’s…

Launched: Vella Bioscience Introduces a New CBD-based Pleasure Serum for Women

Vella Bioscience today announces the launch of its breakthrough flagship product – Vella Women’s Pleasure Serum, a pre-play topical serum to promote more frequent, intense, and satisfying orgasms for every cis woman. Founded by a team of medical researchers, scientists and beauty industry experts, Vella leads the intersection of proprietary science and luxury beauty for sexual wellness. For the past century, men have had…

Bone Health Technologies Raises $2.5M for OsteoBoost, its Vibration Belt for the Prevention of Osteoporosis

Bone Health Technologies, an innovator of technologies for improving bone health, announces today the close of its $2.5 million funding round and the appointment of three board members: Karen Drexler, MBA, Nancy Lynch, MD, MBA and Sam Goldberger, MD, MBA. “Our mission is to provide an effective and safe treatment for the more than 40 million Americans with low bone density – this capital and the expertise…

Carrot Fertility and Legacy Partner to Expand Access to Male Fertility Care

Legacy, a digital fertility clinic for men, today announced a new partnership with the global fertility benefits provider for employers, Carrot Fertility. Carrot Fertility is the trusted global fertility benefits solution for more than 200 companies including Box, Snap, Inc., and Peloton. The new partnership provides Carrot members in the U.S. with exclusive, discounted access to Legacy’s at-home sperm analysis and cryopreservation services.…

CVS Health Launches a $100M Venture Fund

Earlier today CVS Health announced the launch of CVS Health Ventures, a dedicated corporate venture capital fund that will invest in and partner with high-potential, early-stage companies focused on making health care more accessible, affordable, and simpler. “Consumers deserve a better health experience, one that puts them at the center of cutting-edge, digitally enabled solutions,” said Karen S. Lynch, President and CEO, CVS…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (April 29, 2021)

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. “As women’s health investors, we have the unique opportunity to foster new category creation. Given the historical lack of investment in women’s healthcare, innovation has lagged and,…