March 11, 2020
Women’s health company Proov got the FDA green light for its at-home ovulation testing kit.
Users can send away for the kit and get test strips, which can determine the presence of progesterone metabolite PdG in urine, which is linked to a woman's ovulation cycle.
The test was developed to help women find out if they are ovulating on a regular basis.
In the spring, the company will roll out...
February 3, 2020
Legacy, a male fertility startup offering sperm freezing and analytics, has raised $3.5 million in a new funding round, CEO Khaled Kteily confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The funding was headlined by a “major” investment from Section 32, with Y Combinator and prior backer Bain Capital Ventures also lending their support.
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Born out of the Harvard Innovation Labs alumni incubator program, ...
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.
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.
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Screengrab of the Nyra app.
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...
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...
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.
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Kindbody offers women fertility testing, egg freezing, IVF and wellness care. In...
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.
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.
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The company’s first product,...
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.