fertility

By Laura Lovett 04:14 pm September 11, 2019
It doesn’t take long to scroll through any social media platform before seeing photos of new babies. But for a lot of women, getting pregnant can be an isolating experience and take longer than expected. Increasingly, the healthcare innovation industry is seeing fertility-focused startups sprouting up to support women in their journey. Now big names in the field are getting involved.   Earlier...
By Dave Muoio 01:15 pm August 8, 2019
Brooklyn-based Dadi, a direct-to-consumer male fertility testing and sperm storage startup, has closed $5 million in investment funding. The raise was led by TCG, with participation from prior backers firstminute Capital and Third Kind Ventures. Additionally, Flatiron Health CEO and cofounder Nat Turner and GIPHY CEO and cofounder Alex Chung joined as new angel investors. WHAT THEY DO Launched in...

Screengrab of the Nyra app.

By Dean Koh 12:24 am May 31, 2019
Mumbai-India headquartered digital health start-up Vivant recently launched ‘Nyra’, a simple mobile application that can be used by women to track their period, fertility, ovulation, mood, lifestyle and physical activity. Based on the health information collected, the app provides women with personalised feminine health, hygiene and fertility advice to help manage their wellbeing. In addition to...
By Laura Lovett 11:58 am May 20, 2019
A recent study published in JMIR found that the Ava fertility wearable was able to use biomarkers, including skin temperature and heart rate, to help predict women’s fertility windows.  “By monitoring numerous physiological parameters simultaneously, wearable technology uniquely improves upon retrospective methods for fertility awareness and enables the first real-time predictive model of...
By Laura Lovett 09:24 am April 22, 2019
Earlier this morning Kindbody, a fertility-focused startup providing both virtual and in-person care, announced that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding. RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors led the round with participation from Green D Ventures, Trail Mix Ventures and Winklevoss Capital.  WHAT THEY DO Kindbody offers women fertility testing, egg freezing, IVF and wellness care. In...
By Laura Lovett 03:16 pm March 13, 2019
This morning Concepta Diagnostics, maker of the take-home home fertility monitoring system myLotus, announced a deal with the Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell its product. This news marks the first commercial agreement for the system, which was officially launched in December. So far the system has been approved for a CE mark, allowing the London-based company to begin an EU roll out.  “Boots are...
By Jonah Comstock 01:59 pm March 13, 2019
OOVA, a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff focused on fertility and women’s health, has raised $1 million in a seed round led by Special Situations Life Sciences Innovation Fund, with additional contributions from Company Ventures and angel investors. This is the first funding round for the company, not counting an initial friends and family investment. What they do The company’s first product,...

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By Laura Lovett 04:11 pm December 19, 2018
This afternoon London-based Concepta Diagnostics unveiled exclusively to MobiHealthNews the UK release of its myLotus Fertility app and monitoring system, which lets women trying to conceive test their hormone levels at home.  The new product and app uses luteinising hormone (LH) levels — higher levels indicate ovulation — to help predict when a woman has the best chance to become pregnant.  The...
By Jonah Comstock 02:55 pm March 29, 2018
Sandstone Diagnostics’ Trak Male Fertility Testing System will be used in an NIH-funded study being conducted by Boston University and Stanford University, according to a statement. The Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) studies the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility, miscarriage, and birth outcomes. “The Trak technology is revolutionizing our research,” Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology...
By Jonah Comstock 04:33 pm November 2, 2017
Preliminary results from a large clinical trial suggest that Ava Health’s fertility detecting wearable could someday be used to detect pregnancy. The research, conducted at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, was presented this week at the annual conference of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. “We started Ava with the intention of looking at physiological parameters to detect...