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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. You’ve found some of our exclusive Inner Circle Content. This article is only available for our Inner Circle Members. To read on: Sign in to your…

Frost & Sullivan Awards OCON Healthcare with the 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the global intrauterine device (IUD) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OCON Healthcare (OCON) with the 2021 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for creating the world’s first and only 3D spherical copper IUD, the Intra Uterine Ball (IUB) Ballerine. The IUD is made from nitinol, a super-elastic alloy that can retain shape and is an ideal transporter of drugs to the…

Meet Mirvie, a Femtech Startup Creating a Blood Test for Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications

Earlier today Mirvie announced it is making rapid progress toward developing a simple, personalized blood test with the potential for early detection of pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, which affect 1 in 5 women. Currently, there is no reliable way to identify if a mother is at risk for these significant pregnancy complications. Pregnancy complications, such as…

Rhia Ventures Appoints Erika Seth Davies as New CEO

Rhia Ventures is on a mission is to create a vibrant U.S. market for sexual, reproductive, and maternal health that produces equitable outcomes for all. The firm makes direct investments in early- and growth-stage companies, provides technical assistance and resources to portfolio companies, and organizes corporate engagement programs to change social norms, practices, and people that influence the market. Yesterday the firm announced…

U.S. Reality TV Personality Cynthia Bailey-Hill Supports Reponsum, a New Fibroid App & Online Patient Community

Today, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey-Hill announced her support for Responsum for Fibroids, an online empowerment, knowledge, and support platform for women with uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 70-80% of all women by the age of 50. Provided in partnership with CARE About Fibroids and The White Dress Project—two of the nation’s leading fibroids support organizations—and underwritten with independent support from AbbVie, a global…

Todos Medical Acquires Provista Diagnostics and Its Proprietary Videssa Breast Cancer Blood Test

Todos Medical, a comprehensive medical diagnostics and related solutions company, today announced that it has acquired Provista Diagnostics, Inc. Provista is a medical diagnostics company based in Alpharetta, Georgia that owns the intellectual property rights to the proprietary breast cancer blood test, Videssa, and has a diagnostic testing laboratory currently performing COVID-19 PCR testing, primarily for the medical and entertainment industries. The…

Period Apparel Company Ruby Love Secures a New Round of Investment Led by SteelSky Ventures

New York-based period apparel company Ruby Love has recently closed a round of funding led by the women’s health fund SteelSky Ventures. Base10 also participated in the financing. The company had previously secured a $15 million Series A deal and has now added additional funding to grow its line of period underwear, swimsuits, loungewear, and active gear. The line of sustainable period wear expands the menstrual…

Renovia Raises a $17M Series C for Its Pelvic Health Focused Digital Therapeutic leva

Renovia, a women-led company that develops digital therapeutics for female pelvic floor disorders, today announced the closing of an additional round of equity funding totaling $17 million. The financing included new investor, Parian Global Management, along with existing Renovia investors, including Perceptive Life Sciences, Longwood Fund, Ascension Ventures and OSF Ventures. “We’re very pleased to continue working with such an accomplished group of…