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.

“Michelle and I founded BIOMILQ on clear beliefs. Thoughtful planning and relationship building was required to find a commonality of mission among our partners. While we narrowed the aperture of possible partners, we’ve already seen the ripples of demanding a more representative world of venture capital.” Leila Strickland, BIOMILQ CSO & Co-founder. Image: BIOMILQ

Highlights

BIOMILQ raises a $21M Series A to bring lab-grown breast milk to market.

UK-based Naytal launches with £300K in pre-seed funding to grow its virtual clinic for pregnancy and postnatal care.

Women’s health company Hologic plans to acquire Bolder Surgical for $160M.

Period product company Aisle is awarded Trico Charitable Foundation’s $100K Social EnterPrize.

CCRM Fertility partners with TMRW Life Sciences to safely manage eggs and embryos for IVF patients.

Margo Georgiadis, former CEO of Ancestry.com, joins Ro‘s Board of Directors after inspiring the acquisition of Modern Fertility.

Virtual eating disorder clinic Equip expands geographically and now reaches half the U.S. population.

Mammogen partners with Brilliantly to advance efforts for breast cancer previvors and survivors.

Women’s health company Organon launches a new fertility journey website.

Delphinus receives FDA approval for SoftVue, its 3D whole breast ultrasound tomography system.

Evvy, known for its vaginal microbiome tests, announces a new Advisory Board to guide research on critical female biomarkers.


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Oct 26, 2021, 6pm BST: The Business Impact of Stigmatization in Women’s Health

Next week Louise Klintner PhD, Advocacy and Communications Specialist at philanthropic investment portfolio The Case for Her joins Femtech Insider Founder Kathrin Folkendt for a fireside chat. They will discuss the impact of stigmatization in women’s health, when and how destigmatization occurs and what role organizations, including entrepreneurs, can play in affecting change.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: The Future of Menstrual Health, Femtech Exits & How Women Access Primary Care (Femtech Insider)

Pregnany and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Flo Health Introduces a Dedicated Pregnancy Loss Policy (Femtech Insider)

How maternity leave made me a better leader (Fast Company)

Stroke: Women underrepresented in clinical trials (Medical News Today)

Health Coverage Is Not Meeting Women’s Health Needs (Thrive Global)

How AI is helping to make breast cancer history (TechCrunch)

Femtech firms are at last enjoying an investment boom (Economist)

Five ways the FDA could build transparency into AI devices (STAT News)

How fertility became a workplace perk (BBC)

Scrubs and Sexism Go Hand in Hand (The Atlantic)

How Maven’s Kate Ryder turned her women’s and family health startup into a unicorn (Tech at Bloomberg)

VC Investment Soars For Fertility, Even As Birthrate Dips (Crunchbase)


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