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Scanwell Health Launches Smartphone Tests for UTIs; The New York Times Creates ‘Your Fertility Now‘, a Special Section about Fertility; Germany Has Slashed its Tampon Tax; Uvision360’s LUMINELLE Hyperoscopy System Receives 3rd FDA Clearance; Floliving Founder Alissa Vitti Releases New Book; Inspired Capital Closes its First $200M Fund; Balderton Capital Raises New $400M Fund to Back European Series A Tech Startups; Version One Ventures is Looking for Investment Opportunities in the Femtech Space
This week we want to talk pelvic health and introduce you to 5 companies active in this space:
Elvie’s Elvie Trainer visualizes your pelvic floor movements in real time with biofeedback, a mind-body technique often used by health care professionals for pelvic floor rehabilitation. The award-winning Kegel trainer helps to achieve better bladder control, faster postnatal recovery and enhanced intimacy.
Private Packs‘ natural, safe and non-invasive gel pads help women that suffer from symptoms such as swelling, itching, inflammation or soreness related to Bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted infections, yeast infections, vaginal dryness, vaginal childbirth, post-sex, dyspareunia or pubic area hair removal. The brand’s food-grade therapy pads are wearable, discreet and reusable.
Madorra is working towards changing the paradigm for treating vaginal dryness, by providing a medical device solution to a problem that has previously only been served by pharmaceuticals. They are focused on giving post-menopausal women and breast cancer survivors the power to choose the non-hormonal treatment option they want.
uQora’s patent-pending formula provides a multifold defense against bacteria, to help women break free from the endless cycle of UTIs.
Scanwell empowers patients with smartphone-enabled UTI testing and provides companies with powerful clinical grade diagnostics.
In the Know
Australia’s Femtech Ecosystem at a Glance (Femtech Insider)
Jelena Jansson: “We Still Have a Long Way to Go to Recognise the Importance of Mental Health Support, at Whatever Size.” (Femtech Insider)
Where We Are Investing Now: Our Current View on Health and Happiness Science (Social Starts)
Noone Knows How Effective Digital Therapies Are, But a New Tool from Elektra Labs Aims to Change That (Techcrunch)
When Binary Code Won’t Accomodate Non-binary People (Slate)
Could a Home Test Replace ‘Smear’ for Cervical Screening? (Medscape)
Risk Based Care (Collaborative Fund)
Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans (Wall Street Journal)
Politico Founder Robert Allbritton Announces ‘Protocol’ a New Tech Site (Vanity Fair)
Why Don’t We Talk about Male Infertility More? (Philly Mag)
Doctors in Scotland Can Now Prescribe Nature to Their Patients (Big Think)
Beyond the Hype: The Internet of Medical Things (Forbes)
Future Family is looking for a Senior Accountant.
Maven Clinic is hiring a Director of Client Success.
Elvie is looking for a Head of Marketing (US).
inne is hiring a Director of Software Engineering.
Pill Club is looking to hire a Head of Clinical Operations.
The Femedic is hiring a Digital Marketing Assistant.
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