Women’s Health

Caraway, A Digital Health Startup Targeting College Women, Comes Out of Stealth with $10.5M in Funding

Caraway, a femtech with plans to take on the societal and medical imperative of caring for college students by providing integrated mental, reproductive and physical healthcare has come out of stealth announcing a $10.5M seed round.  The company was hatched through a partnership between 7wireVentures, OMERS Ventures, and veteran digital health leaders Lori Evans Bernstein and Joshua Tauber. The round was led by 7wireVentures and OMERS Ventures,…

FemTec Health Acquires Personalized Nutrition Company Nutrimedy

FemTec Health, the company behind women’s health and wellness DTC brand Awesome Woman has, acquired Nutrimedy, the evidence-based clinical nutrition platform that provides support and guidance for over 50 medical conditions. “For many health conditions, nutrition is a key but often neglected component,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Founder and CEO of FemTec Health. “Adding Nutrimedy’s robust, evidence-based clinical nutrition platform to the Awesome Woman program will…

Perelel Raises $4.7M in Seed Funding to Scale Its DTC Women’s Health Supplement Brand

DTC supplement brand Perelel has raised $4.7M in seed funding from Unilever Ventures, the venture arm of consumer packaged goods conglomerate Unilever, led the seed round with participation from Willow Growth Partners; M13 co-founder Courtney Reum; Revolve chief brand officer Raissa Gerona; Bumo co-founder and CEO Joan Nyugen; Glossier CMO Ali Weiss; Jenni Kayne CEO Julia Hunter; What’s Gaby Cooking founder Gaby Dalkin;…

Daré Bioscience Signs Agreement with Organon for Bacterial Vaginosis Therapy

Organon, the global women’s healthcare pharma company, and Daré Bioscience have entered into an agreement whereby Organon will license global rights to XACIATO (clindamycin phosphate vaginal gel, 2%). XACIATO is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in females 12 years of age and older. XACIATO received both Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and Fast Track designations from the…

Dame Lesley Regan Is England’s New Women’s Health Ambassador

England has its first Women’s Health Ambassador and it is Dame Lesley Regan, who is bringing with her a raft of expertise spanning a 42-year career in women’s health with particular interest in miscarriage, period problems, gynaecological surgery and menopause. She will support the implementation of the upcoming women’s health strategy, that aims to tackle the gender health gap and ensure services…

Goddess Gaia Ventures and Capital Enterprise’s P4 Precision Medicine Accelerator Are Joining Forces to Accelerate Startups Focused on Female Health

“The Future of Femtech”, an event co-organized by Goddess Gaia Ventures, a women’s health focused ventures fund, and Capital Enterprises, a UK-based startup ecosystem builder, brought together the local femtech community in London earlier this week. Among the highlights was a panel discussion, that featured Syrona Health Co-founder Anya Roy, Panakeia Co-founder Pahini Pandya, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine…

Organon Signs a Licensing Deal with Henlius for Biosimilars Targeting Osteoporosis and Breast Cancer

Global women’s health pharma company Organon has entered into an agreement with Shanghai Henlius Biotech, whereby Organon will license commercialization rights for biosimilar candidates referencing Perjeta (pertuzumab, HLX11) and Prolia/Xgeva (denosumab, HLX14). Organon will acquire exclusive global commercialization rights except for China; including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Pertuzumab is used for the treatment of certain patients with HER2+ breast cancer in combinations with…

Flo Health Gets Into B2B with the Launch of Flo for Business, A New Women’s Health Focused Employee Benefit

Flo Health, a period and ovulation tracker is launching a new global business to business offering: Flo for Business. Offered in 20 languages across 245 countries, Flo for Business is designed to educate and empower employees when it comes to tracking their periods, fertility, and overall reproductive health. This new offering provides a comprehensive approach to women’s health, offering medically-backed scientific content…