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

Highlights

BioAesthetics raises a $5M Series A to commercialize NACgraft, a regenerative nipple graft for breast cancer survivors; Period underwear company Thinx gets into activewear; Willow release their third generation breast pump at CES; Sextech company Lioness introduces a COVID Study and their recently launched sex research platform at CES; Gynesonics receives a $50M secured term loan from Runway Growth Capital for their intrauterine fibroid ablation system; Echo Health Ventures introduces a new Innovation Alliance; Porfolia’s Active Aging & Longevity Fund closes on Jan 31; The Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) announces the launch of IMPACT, a virtual-first medical practice collaborative; The New York Academy of Medicine launches a new initiative focused on maternal and child health; Bellabeat records 50.000+ preorders of its new wearable tracker Ivy within less than 1 month; Roche launches two digital pathology image analysis algorithms for precision patient diagnosis in breast cancer; Sera Prognostics partners with Anthem and HealthCore to improve outcomes for preterm babies; HealthLynked expands women’s healthcare services with the addition of new providers and updates to its Oohvie App & telemedicine services

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In the Know

Last chance to win a free ticket for Women of Wearables’ Health Tech 2.0 conference! (Femtech Insider)

How Flying Health’s Lina Behrens Applies Private Sector Approaches to Tackle Social Problems in Healthcare and Beyond (Femtech Insider)

Impact4Health’s Dr. Maria Hernandez: “Healthcare Systems are ignoring 40 years of evidence that unconscious bias impacts quality of care.” (Femtech Insider)

DigiD8 Co-founder Barghavi Govindarajan: “I would advise fellow entrepreneurs to inculculate a bias for action and move as quickly as possible when navigating ambiguity.” (Femtech Insider)

Many Lack Access to Pads and Tampons. What Are Lawmakers Doing About It? (NY Times)

NURX CEO on What’s Next for Women’s Health in 2021 (MobiHealthNews)

Telehealth: The Right Care, at the Right Time, via the Right Medium (NEJM)

Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith Takes Aim at Racial Gaps in Health Care (NY Times)

Women on TikTok Are Sharing the Wildest Things Male Medical Professionals Have Said to Them (Buzzfeed)

Forecast: Health Care in 2021 Will Focus on ‘Digitization of The Patient Experience’ (Crunchbase)

How These Women Investors Crushed It in 2020 (Forbes)

Who’s Hiring?

Aavia is looking for a Brand & Community Manager.

Ritual is hiring a VP of Operations.

Minerva is looking for a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer.

Alva is hiring a Senior Product Designer.

Prelude is hiring an Embryologist.

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