January 25, 2021
AI fertility company, Embryonics aims to use AI to improve the odds of successfully implanting an embryo during in vitro fertilisation.
The team of algorithm specialists, data scientists and embryologists are developing an algorithm to predict embryo-implanting probability, through training with IVF time-lapsed imaging of developing embryos.
An ongoing clinical study at the Nadiya Clinic of...
Credit: EPIQ Elite obstetrics ultrasound imaging
January 19, 2021
Netherlands-based global health technology company, Royal Philips has announced a multi-year partnership with US science and technology company, Merck to develop digital solutions for personalised fertility treatment.
WHY IT MATTERS
According to the National Health Service, roughly one in seven couples in the UK will have trouble conceiving.
The platform will leverage advanced informatics and...
January 13, 2021
Period and fertility-tracking-app maker Flo Health has settled with the Federal Trade Commission regarding a complaint alleging improper disclosure of sensitive user data to third-party marketing and analytics services from Facebook, Google and others, the agency announced today.
The FTC's complaint listed several ways in which Flo deceived its users. These included messaging from the company...
December 11, 2020
The term “femtech” – short for female technology – is used to describe the rising trend of applications, devices, products and diagnostics catering to the needs of women’s health. Pitchbook estimates that in 2019 the global femtech market generated $820.6 million and could reach at least $3 billion by the end of 2030.
Despite its popularity, femtech remains a significantly underdeveloped area of...
November 24, 2020
In today's episode of HIMSSCast, guest host Laura Lovett, managing editor of MobiHealthNews, checks in with Maria Velissaris, founding partner at Steel Sky Ventures and Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux about some of the challenges facing the burgeoning women's health and reproductive health, or femtech, industry. In particular, they chat about advertising double standards, funding...
November 19, 2020
The femtech world is beginning to venture out of the boundaries of reproductive health and into other areas of women’s health, according to panelists at Bayer G4A summit yesterday.
Over the summer, Rock Health report that about 65% of all femtech funding has gone into fertility, pregnancy or motherhood. Today innovators are looking beyond the reproductive umbrella, at how technology and research...
November 13, 2020
Virtual fertility clinic, Apricity has launched an online fertility predictor tool designed to predict a woman's chances of conceiving naturally based on information input about her lifestyle choices.
The tool combines a woman’s age with questions about her lifestyle choices via a short quiz in order to predict her chances of conceiving naturally, with the result displayed as a percentage.
October 27, 2020
London-based femtech company, Clementine has nabbed £1 million of funding from investors Fortunis Capital, to expand on its goal of improving the emotional wellbeing of women.
The femtech company provides virtual hypnotherapy sessions and wellness products to empower women to feel more confident.
WHY IT MATTERS
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on the mental wellness of women. Evidence...
October 13, 2020
Femtech company Lady Technologies today announced the launch of its FDA-registered fertility tracking and pelvic floor exercising device called kegg.
Along with the product release, the company also announced it completed a seed funding round worth $1.5 million. Investors include Crescent Ridge Partners, SOSV, Texas Halo Fund, Fermata Fund, MegaForce and several angel investors.
Kegg is shaped...
September 25, 2020
Willow, a creator of wearable breast pumps, announced this week it has raised an additional $55 million in its Series C funding round.
The round was led by long-standing investors NEA, Meritech Capital Partners and Lightstone Ventures, as well as new lenders, including Perceptive Advisors.
WHAT IT DOES
To date, Willow has released three generations of its smart, in-bra breast pump. The latest...