This Week’s Highlights
Diana Health raises $34M in Series B funding to scale its maternity care model in the US.
AOA Dx secures $17M to advance its ovarian cancer diagnostic test.
Kranus Health adds $8.5M in Series A funding to expand its virtual care platform for men’s health.
MDisrupt secures $3M in seed funding for its platform connecting companies with healthcare experts.
StretchDollar launches with $1.6M in pre-seed funding to reinvent small business health benefits.
CHOP and Penn Medicine receive a $50M NIH grant to fund research on the environmental impact on pregnancy and child health.
OsteoSight secures FDA Breakthrough Designation for its x-ray-based bone mineral density assessment.
The University of Dundee receives a $4.4M Gates Foundation grant for novel contraceptive research.
Curio Digital Therapeutics‘ MamaLift Plus shows promise in treating postpartum depression.
Hinge Health teams up with Perifit to advance its women’s pelvic health program.
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In the Know
Spotlight: Vaginal Health (Femtech Insider)
Women at the margins: The urgent need for a revolution in U.S. health care (Fast Company)
Self-Silencing Is Making Women Sick (Time)
Women drop $15 billion more annually on medical expenses than men. How employers can fix the covert health insurance ‘pink tax’ (Fortune)
Women’s health in sport: How can the research gap be bridged and findings put into practice? (Sky Sports)
‘Menopause market’: Australian women being driven to treat symptoms with unnecessary products, study reveals (The Guardian)