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Femtech World Awards: Winners announced

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Femtech World is delighted to reveal the winners of this year’s Femtech World Awards, sponsored by IVF 2.0.

The winning entries were announced on Thursday, May 2 at a virtual ceremony attended by the judges and shortlisted companies.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the event, and to all the entries and, of course, the sponsors that made it all possible.

Femtech World Awards 2024 winners:

Company of the Year, sponsored by Guidea

Winner

Flo Health is one of most popular women’s health app globally.

With over 120 medical experts, Flo aims to support women during their entire reproductive lives and provide curated cycle and ovulation tracking, personalised health insights, expert tips and a community for women to share their questions and concerns.

Honourable Mention

Runners-Up:

Mira

ARC Fertility

Hertility

Fairtility

Hormona

 

Leader of the Year sponsored by IVF 2.0

Winner: Sylvia Kang, founder and CEO of Mira 

Founded by Sylvia Kang, Mira is a San Francisco-based health start-up providing integrative care and hormonal testing. The company aims to develop data-driven hormonal health solutions to help women make confident health decisions during every stage of their lives.

Runners-Up:

Inessa Lurye, senior director of product development and head of women’s health at Hinge Health

Jennifer Hintzsche, founder and CEO of PherDal Fertility

Athena Doshi, founder and CEO of Celeste

 

Menopause Innovation sponsored by Faritility 

Winner

Embr Labs is a Boston-based technology start-up with patented wearable technology that aims to help women live better lives through personal temperature control. The company’s technology delivers a new category of natural solutions to manage hot flashes, sleep issues, stress and thermal discomfort.

Runners-Up:

sanoLiving

Owning Your Menopause

FemGevity

 

OB/GYN Innovation sponsored by Cross-Border Impact Ventures 

Winner

Hale offers a virtual-first care model that aims to reshape patient journeys for gynaecological conditions.

The platform leverages cutting-edge technology and interdisciplinary expertise to provide comprehensive care solutions, including online consultations, care navigation support, digital prescriptions and diagnostic fast-tracking processes.

Runners-Up:

Lasa Health

Nesa Medtech

EndoCure

Sonio

Aspivix

Yeda

Fertility Innovation sponsored by Apryl

Winner 

Future Fertility is the first company in the world to address this significant gap in treatment planning and patient expectation management by developing AI-powered oocyte assessment software that provides patients and their fertility care teams with personalised egg quality insights.

The software uses deep learning technology to analyse 2D images of mature oocytes, providing egg quality scores that have been validated in laboratories and clinical practice and are proven to correlate directly with reproductive outcomes.

Honourable Mention

Runners-Up:

Selectivity Life

Proov

Embie Clinic

Plan Your Baby

 

Maternity Innovation sponsored by Femtech Tokyo

Winner

TeleScan is on a mission to increase access and improve maternal outcomes with telesonography. The company’s software connects providers with remote perinatal sonographers to identify high-risk pregnancies, intervene early and improve outcomes.

Runners-Up:

Momsanity

PeriGen

Malaica

HeraMED

NUA Surgical

 

Women’s Cancer Innovation sponsored by FINN Partners 

Winner 

AOA Dx is developing the next frontier in early-stage cancer detection for women through its pioneering work in glycolipids and proprietary biomarker technology. Its revolutionary tumour marker ganglioside platform, GlycoLocate, is paving the way for life-saving early cancer detection.

Runners-Up:

DeepLook Medical

10zyme

OncoGenomX

Bionirs

 

Gender Inclusive Employer of the Year sponsored by Wellbeing of Women

Winner

LFH Regulatory Limited is a woman-led UK regulatory consultancy based in Huddersfield. The managing director, Laura Fried-Hirst, is a member of the LGBTQ community and since setting up the business in 2019 has worked hard to create a company that is inclusive across the board. The company specialises in medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulations.

Runners-Up:

Alda

ARC Fertility

Ablatus Therapeutics

 

Research Project of the Year sponsored by Future Fertility 

Winner

Founded in 2020 by Swedish natives Karolina Lofqvist and Jasmine Tagesson, Hormona is the developer behind an at-home urine test that measures the three most important female hormones quantitatively in less than 15 minutes, removing the need for a lab and helping women monitor their hormone levels from the comfort of their homes.

Through regular testing, the company aims to support women with issues, such as irregular cycles, hormonal imbalance, PCOS, perimenopause, menopause and infertility, and help them live in harmony with their hormones.

Honourable Mention

Runners-Up:

theblood

Matrix Health & Care

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing sponsored by Ardo Medical 

Winner

Clementine aims to help women manage stress, anxiety and poor sleep through cognitive hypnotherapy. The app combines cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with hypnotherapy, promising to boost women’s confidence and productivity.

Runners-Up:

Mindful IVF

Happy Things

FamilyWell

Mential

 

Judge’s Choice Award sponsored by IVF 2.0

Winner

Hertility is a women’s health company on a mission to shape the future of reproductive healthcare by pioneering diagnostic testing that provides data-driven and advanced insights into reproductive health, fertility decline and the onset of menopause.

The company provides expert advice, education and access to care, aiming to reduce the time to diagnosis through advanced at-home testing and specialist gynaecological care.

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Femtech World reveals Maternity Innovation shortlist

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Six companies have been shortlisted for the Femtech World Maternity Innovation award, sponsored by Femtech Tokyo. Check them out below. 

Femtech Tokyo is a show that celebrates women’s health and empowerment of all ages.

The event brings together importers, retailers, manufacturers, local governments and medical institutions to raise awareness of women’s health issues. 

The team will judge the four submissions for the Maternity Innovation category, with the winner announced at a virtual ceremony on May 2.

Congratulations to the shortlist for making the cut and many thanks to all the other submissions for taking the time to enter.

Momsanity is an app that supports women in dealing with postpartum depression (PPD), a condition affecting one in five new mothers. The app recognises each mother’s unique journey, providing women with personalised, evidence-based support.

PeriGen is a leader in perinatal decision support software. The company’s systems provide labour and delivery teams with rich, real-time information at the bedside, remotely, and at nurses stations to empower better patient care and safety.

TeleScan is on a mission to increase access and improve maternal outcomes with telesonography. The company’s software connects providers with remote perinatal sonographers to identify high-risk pregnancies, intervene early and improve outcomes.

 

Malaica is an online support platform for mums-to-be. Inspired by Africa’s high maternal mortality rates, Malaica supports women on their pregnancy journey, connecting them with OB/GYNs, nurses, midwives and support groups.

HeraCARE is a comprehensive, digital end-to-end pregnancy care platform. The company enables care providers to seamlessly connect and deliver personalised and proactive care by remotely monitoring their pregnant patients in a variety of ways.

Developed out of BioInnovate Ireland, Nua Surgical is a company dedicated to innovating in women’s health. The team are currently pursuing solutions to unmet clinical needs in obstetric surgery.

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Five mental health start-ups to go head-to-head at Femtech World Awards

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Five mental health start-ups have been shortlisted for the Femtech World Mental Health & Wellbeing, sponsored by Ardo Medical.

Ardo is a Swiss family company which develops premium quality products in the femtech medical technology sector.

The company, an approved supplier to the NHS, develops products to support premature babies and newborns in their development and accompany mothers through their pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding journeys.

The team will judge the four submissions for the Mental Health & Wellbeing category, with the winner announced at a virtual ceremony on May 2.

Congratulations to the shortlist for making the cut and many thanks to all the other submissions for taking the time to enter.

Mindful IVF is an app that seeks to help people undergoing IVF manage stress and improve their sleep.

The app, which includes daily meditations and affirmations, offers a personalised approach designed to help people through each phase of their IVF journey.

Clementine aims to help women manage stress, anxiety and poor sleep through cognitive hypnotherapy.

The app combines cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with hypnotherapy, promising to boost women’s confidence and productivity.

Happy Thing is on a mission to make happiness accessible to millions worldwide. The company turns scientific and psychological principles into simple, diverse, customised activities that can easily be incorporated into daily lives to increase happiness and wellbeing.

FamilyWell is a digital health company focused on providing equitable and affordable access to mental health services for pregnant and postpartum patients to address the growing perinatal mental health crisis in the US.

The platform provides integrated behavioural health services for obstetric practices through an innovative, coach-driven, collaborative care approach.

Mential is a mental health solution that combines expert care, data and tech to help women stay better when dealing with mental problems.

Using predictive modelling and advanced analytics, Mential enables the identification of care gaps and directs experts to a behavioural health care option that best fits women particular needs.

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Four companies shortlisted for Gender Inclusive Employer award

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Four remarkable companies have made the shortlist for Femtech World’s Gender Inclusive Employer award sponsored by Wellbeing of Women. Check them out below. 

Gender equality and inclusivity are critical components of any workplace environment.

Studies have shown that diverse teams, including those with gender diversity, are more innovative and productive than homogenous groups.

Through the Gender Inclusive Employer Award, Femtech World and Wellbeing of Women aim to shine a light on the employers creating and adhering to policies that promote gender equality in the workplace.

The four finalists will be judged by the category sponsor, with the ultimate winner announced at a virtual ceremony on May 2.

Congratulations to the shortlist and many thanks to all the brilliant companies that entered.

Alda has developed and introduced a SaaS software solution to support organisations in creating inclusive workplaces where everyone thrives. The Icelandic start-up has a diverse team of passionate minds that help companies around the world improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce.

 

LFH Regulatory Limited is a woman-led UK regulatory consultancy based in Huddersfield. The managing director, Laura Fried-Hirst, is a member of the LGBTQ community and since setting up the business in 2019 has worked hard to create a company that is inclusive across the board. The company specialises in medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulations.

 

Ablatus Therapeutics is a woman-led medical device start-up company on a mission to enhance the destruction of tumours, such as fibroids. The leadership team is made up of three women – Dr Chung Looi, Dr Anne Blackwood and Dr Natalie Hayes. The trio carry out most of the business activities across the company and together have created an inclusive, vibrant, innovative company.

 

ARC Fertility is a leader in the IVF fertility market providing products and services to the fertility community. The company aims to foster a workplace culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion, recognising the unique needs and perspectives of its employees.

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