Women’s Health

Margo Georgiadis, Former CEO of Ancestry.com, Joins Ro’s Board of Directors

Healthcare technology company Ro has announced, that Margo Georgiadis, former CEO of Ancestry.com, is joining its Board of Directors. Margo Georgiadis was the CEO of Ancestry.com, growing the business to over 20M subscribers, over $1B in subscription revenue, and record-setting profit and cash flow. She was the President of the Americas and VP of Global Operations at Google for 9 years, leading…

Instacart CEO Fidji Simo Joins New Women’s Health Research Institute Metrodora

A cross-industry bench of leaders including physicians, scientists, and technologists is launching Metrodora, a center of excellence for the treatment and research of complex neuroimmune disorders. With over 20 million people in the United States — primarily women — living with neuroimmune disorders, Metrodora will focus on advancing women’s health by introducing an entirely new way to treat women impacted by these conditions through…

Medtech Company Minerva Surgical Files for IPO

Minerva Surgical, a U.S.-based medical device maker focused on minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy has filed for IPO seeking to raise up to $100M. According to documents filed with the SEC, the company has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Stock Market under the symbol “UTRS”. Minerva has not disclosed the size of the offering or its pricing…

Singapore-based Ease Raises a $1.3M Seed Round to Expand Its Ecosystem of Virtual Women’s Health Services

Singapore-based Ease Healthcare, a healthtech startup enabling convenient, affordable, and discreet access to women’s health care services, has announced a $1.3M seed round and the launch of its new mobile app. The round was led by Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm Insignia Ventures Partners. Also participating in the round were several high-profile members from the XA Network, the leading tech executives’ investment…

The VProject: Psomagen Expands into Women’s Health Testing with a New Vaginal Microbiome Research Study

Psomagen, a CLIA-certified genetic analysis provider, is expanding its at-home testing services to include routine women’s health screening. This move began with The VProject, which is recruiting 1,000 women aged 18 and older in the United States to participate in a vaginal microbiome research study. For their involvement, participants receive a no-cost personalized test of their vaginal microbiome which can be used to…

The Lowdown Founder Alice Pelton: “There’s not a huge amount of gold standard research evidence when it comes to contraception and its side effects.”

It’s World Contraception Day on Sunday and as every year the goal is to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex, to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one. And we’re excited to be teaming up with UK-based startup The Lowdown on this mission this year.…

Women’s Health Pharma Company Organon Launches Its First Awareness Campaign Tackling Unplanned Pregnancy

Merck spin-off Organon, a global women’s health pharma company that launched earlier this year, is launching its first awareness campaign to raise awareness and ignite a worldwide conversation about the staggering rates of unplanned pregnancy around the world. Worldwide, unplanned pregnancy impacts approximately 121 million women each year. A 2019 study reported that globally, more than 1 billion women have a need for…