Women’s health is a new focal point for investors. More research and more investment dollars are going into solving healthcare challenges that are specific to women such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer, fertility, pregnancy, birthing, and menopause. Some healthcare issues disproportionately affect women like infant care, but others such as heart disease have not had solutions developed which meaningfully consider gender as a factor. Paired with broader industry trends in digital health, like monitoring and tracking, UAS use in providing medical care, and AI use in diagnostics paired with electronic health records, there is significant innovation impacting women’s health, and increasingly, interest in investment in the sector.

To educate about the sector Upstate Capital brought together startup entrepreneurs, innovators, experienced executives, active investors and industry professionals in the health and technology industry for its Invest NY: Women’s Health event last week. Highlight of the event were pitches from companies working on creating better access, care and outcomes for women’s health.

And of course we want you to meet the companies who presented as well!

Read on to learn more about the 11 femtech and famtech companies, who got the chance to pitch their solutions to the Invest NY: Women’s Health audience.

SimpliFed provides quick access to online lactation consultants to answer your questions and give advice regarding your options for breastfeeding.

Intelon Optics
Intelon Optics Inc. is a medical device company focusing on the development and commercialization of the Brillouin Optical Scanner System (BOSS™), a technology that enables next-generation point-by-point biomechanical imaging of eye structures, extending from the cornea to the posterior part of the globe.

Progenic Genomics
Embryonic whole-genome analysis for assisted reproduction.

Tandem Community
Tandem Community is a digital health platform building accessible mental health solutions for postpartum depression and anxiety with culturally curated tools and by building a community for women of color. 

Aurie exists to support their users’ independence through the development of elevated medical products, beginning with a safely reusable intermittent urinary catheter system.

Rubitection aims to deliver an easily accessible early skin health assessment to provide personalized care for your skin by going beyond just visual evaluations.

Ovaterra has developed clinical-grade nutraceuticals for both men and women to increase reproductive health via supplements.

Natural Beauty Breast Prosthesis
Natural Beauty Breast Prosthesis’ mission is to provide a safe and comfortable naturally shaped breast form that is easy to use, organic and free of toxins.

Concarlo Holdings
By targeting a unique cellular pathway, Concarlo Holdings is innovating ways to treat breast cancer and to combat drug resistance.

BUPeriod PBC
BUPeriod aims to provide women who are underrepresented in the Fem-Tech Industry with a pad that is right for them through consulting appointments online.

Advanced Fetal Monitoring LLC
The goal of Advanced Fetal Monitoring is to perform further research and development of the patented medical device co-invented, in collaboration at Syracuse University.

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