Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

Caroline Ramade is the founder of 50inTech and organizer of AXA & 50inTech’s first femtech accelerator, which kicked off a few months ago. (Image: James Weston)

Highlights

50inTech raises €600K to continue work on their platform for women in tech; Elvie adds a non-electric pump & cups to its portfolio; come&gone rebrands as Awkward Essentials; UTI testing startup Scanwell is named an honoree in FastCompany’s 2020 Best Design Awards for their at-home COVID-19 test; Applications for HITLAB’s Fall Women’s Health Tech Challenge close Oct 19; Future of Femtech is acquired by Femtech Focus; All Raise and Noun Project release a new collection of stock photos celebrating diversity in tech; Rock Health publish their Q3 Digital Health Funding report; Insurers move to waive telehealth copays making virtual care more expensive for patients

Spotlight

Every October public service organizations, professional medical associations, government agencies, companies and NGOs team up to organize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to screening services. According to research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Early Detection is key and women diagnosed with breast cancer at a localized stage have a 5-year survival rate of 99%. We’re joining in and are excited to introduce you to a couple of startups innovating for early detection.

iSONO has developed ATUSA, a patented 3D ultrasound scanner and AI to perform whole breast scans and localize breast lesions with consistent accuracy matching the best operators using traditional ultrasound equipment.

NIRAMAI has developed an AI powered, non-contact, non-invasive breast cancer screening solution, that is accurate, portable, automated and privacy aware.

iBreastExam’s sensors accurately assess and identify tissue elasticity differences between hard and stiff breast tumors versus normal breast tissue.

Braster has created solutions for both home use and professional use. Their system uses contact thermography (no radiation emitted) and telemedicine to allow for detection of suspicious changes in breasts at home as well as in professional outpatient clinics.

Discovering Hands is a European initiative founded by Dr. Frank Hoffmann, a senior gynaecologist, who recognized the unique tactile abilities of visually impaired women in detecting the smallest lumps of breast cancer during physical examinations.

Liyfe is a telemedicine platform that connects practices and patients with customized cancer resources to ensure comprehensive care and optimize outcomes.

In the Know

The Healthcare System Has Long Ignored Women’s Health and Failed Female Patients. Female-Backed Health Startups Can Change Things. (Business Insider)

Accenture: “Every Business Will Be a Health Business” (BBC)

Sheryl Sandberg: Companies and Women Are at a Crossroads (Wall Street Journal)

Women Want Menopause Solutions. Will Companies Meet the Need? (GLG)

Forget Tracking Your Period. You Period (App) is Tracking You. (Marie Claire)

All the Pregnancies I Couldn’t Talk About (The Atlantic)

Loss of Affordable Care Act Would Widen Racial Disparities in Health Coverage (Kaiser Family Foundation)

The Gender Health Gap: Why Women’s Bodies Shouldn’t Be a Medical Mystery (Global Citizen)

Don’t Let Health Hold Women Back (Foreign Policy)

It’s Time to Reinvent the “Girlboss” (Entrepreneur)

Who’s Hiring? 

Dame is hiring a Marketing Coordinator.

Tia is looking for a Full Stack Engineer.

Niramai is hiring a Senior Associate – Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

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