Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

The Sequel Spiral Tampon boasts a distinctive helical design meticulously engineered to optimize fluid mechanical efficiency. Image: Sequel


Escala Medical secures €5.5M EIC funding to advance pelvic organ prolapse treatment.

Sequel‘s Spiral Tampon receives FDA approval as a medical device.

Lucina Egg Bank introduces facial recognition technology for enhanced egg donor matching.

Celmatix and Aché Laboratórios partner to develop Melatonin Receptor Antagonists for PCOS.

Pinnacle Fertilityexpands its network with the addition of Oma Fertility clinics.

Amazonpartners with Maven Clinic to offer family-building support to employees in 50 countries.

Palatin Technologies partners with UpScriptHealth to ease access to HSDD treatment Vyleesi.

Brunel University student develops discreet cooling device to control menopausal hot flashes.

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In the Know

A broader vision for women’s health (The Lancet)

China’s fertility rate drops to record low 1.09 in 2022 (Reuters)

“There’s no ethical way to sell products that target signs of aging.” (The Unpublishable / Substack)

A Harvard exhibit honors enslaved women’s contributions to reproductive health (Boston Globe)

Science experiments traditionally only used male mice – here’s why that’s a problem for women’s health (The Conversation)

Is it cool yet? The new roles of revolutionary period, hair loss, and skincare brands (The Drum)

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