Vaginal Infections

Wyss Institute Researchers Develop Cervix-on-a-Chip, a New Tool for Women’s Health Research

Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the University of California Davis have developed a human Cervix-on-a-Chip. This model accurately mimics the complex cervical tissue and addresses the limitations of current animal and in vitro models, enhancing the study of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and fostering the development of more effective treatments. Bacterial Vaginosis affects over 25%…

Seed Health Introduces VS-01; Advances Vaginal Care with Its New Vaginal Microbiome Solution

Vaginal health takes center stage as Seed Health, a microbiome science company, unveils its latest innovation: VS-01 Vaginal Synbiotic. With a focus on redefining vaginal care, VS-01 represents a new vaginal synbiotic clinically validated to establish and sustain an optimal vaginal microbiome. Developed in collaboration with renowned vaginal microbiome scientist Dr. Jacques Ravel, VS-01 aims to address the critical role of the…

Kindra Expands Its Offering; Launches Daily V System, A Vaginal Health Brand

Today, Kindra, the sex-positive vaginal health brand, announced the launch of the first-ever comprehensive vaginal health product system – the Daily V System. The 4-part daily regimen of Kindra products includes: Daily Vaginal Lotion, V Relief Serum, Soothe Bath Soak and the Core Supplement meant to support vulvar and vaginal skin for optimal vaginal health and sexual wellness. This hormone-free system is designed to provide targeted relief and support for…

Organon Launches Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment XACIATO in the US

Organon, a global healthcare company focusing on women’s health, announced US-wide availability of XACIATO (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal gel 2% by prescription for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in females aged 12 and older. BV, a condition resulting from an overgrowth of certain bacteria, disrupts the natural vaginal microbiome, leading to symptoms like odor and discharge. It affects approximately 21 million women…

Evvy Raises $14M in Series A Funding to Grow and Evolve Its Vaginal Healthcare Platform

Evvy, a startup dedicated to women’s health through data-driven precision care, has successfully raised $14M in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Left Lane Capital, with participation from General Catalyst, Labcorp Venture Fund, RH Capital, Ingeborg Investments, G9 Ventures, Virtue, and Amboy Street Ventures. Founded in 2021, Evvy has been dedicated to reshaping women’s healthcare by leveraging data…

Concerto Biosciences Launches Initiative to Combat Vaginal Yeast Infections with Novel Microbial Treatment

Biotech company Concerto Biosciences has announced a new strategic initiative to combat recurrent vaginal yeast infections. The company is dedicated to developing a novel microbial product, Ensemble No.3 (ENS-003), specifically targeting vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). This prevalent condition affects approximately 75% of women at some point in their lives and poses significant challenges due to limited protection provided by existing antifungal treatments. “All…

Spotlight: The Vaginal Microbiome

It appears the vaginal microbiome is having a bit of a moment. While scientists have recently created the “vagina on a chip” to better understand vaginal health and conditions, many startups are developing at-home test kits to help womxn better understand their vaginal microbiome. We’re also seeing more and more advocacy for better education, and more research in this space especially when it comes to the possibilities of…

How To Relax Vaginal Muscles

How To Relax Vaginal Muscles

It’s no secret that stress can take a toll on both our mental and physical health. But did you know that it can also affect the muscles in your pelvic area, including those around your vagina? Stress can cause the vaginal muscles to become tense, tight, and even painful.  Fortunately, there are several ways to relax these muscles and help reduce discomfort.…