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Hey FemTech Fam!  

Get ready, because I’m here to drop a truth bomb, The year is 2024, the air crackles with possibility, and a silent revolution is brewing. No, it’s not robots (though they’re cool too). This one’s about women, health, and a community so fierce, it could rewrite the future. 

Remember those late-night brainstorming sessions, fueled by cold coffee and sheer grit? Remember hitting walls so hard, that you doubted it was even worth it? Yeah, we’ve all been there. But what if that wall wasn’t a dead end, but a launchpad?

What if you had a network of brilliant minds, all facing the same challenges, ready to share, inspire, and propel each other forward?

That’s the world I see, and at Femtech India, we’re not just dreamers, we’re doers👭

This isn’t just about Femtech India, it’s about you. It’s about every single one of us who believes in the power of women’s health and the magic that happens when we stand shoulder-to-shoulder. 

We’ve always understood the power of “we over me.” Collaboration isn’t just a buzzword for us; it’s the lifeblood of our ecosystem. 

Navneet 🙂

Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?

💸 Funding in India: FemTech, Wellness, and Fitness:

  • Mental health startup Amaha raises Rs 50 crore in a funding round led by Fireside Ventures
  • Health and wellness platform Hyugalife raises $1 mn funding 
  • FlexifyMe chronic pain management platform raises ₹Rs 10 crore in seed funding led by IvyCap Ventures and Flipkart Ventures,
  • Fittr  Raises $3.5 Mn From Zerodha’s Rainmatter To Scale Up Its Fitness Playbook  
  • Healthtech Startup CureBay Raises $7.4 Mn From Existing Investor Elevar Equity,

💰 Global Funding:


  • 🇮🇳 India,  The Hub of Growth and Opportunities in FemTech and Wellness. 
  • India government set to launch HPV vaccination campaign for girls
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. has acquired MenoLabs, a women’s health and dietary supplement portfolio from California-based Amyris Inc. 
  • ICMR study shows a 66.4% survival rate for breast cancer patients in India. 
  • Study identifies hormonal and reproductive factors for rheumatoid arthritis in women
  • Study: Low-dose calcium is equally effective as high-dose in preventing preeclampsia
  • Revolutionary four-biomarker panel offers hope for early Ovarian cancer detection
  • Qvin’s Q-Pad Makes History with First FDA Approval for Menstrual Blood Testing
  • Owlet launches two FDA-cleared infant monitoring devices
  • ReproTech Launches Cryo-Logix, a New Entity Designed to Provide In Vitro 
  • Fertilization Clinics with a Holistic and Seamless End-to-End Cryostorage Solution
  • Bayer’s menopausal relief drug succeeds in late-stage trial
  • Gynesonics Announces New Category 1 CPT Code for its Sonata Transcervical RF Ablation Procedure Used to Treat Uterine Fibroids

🌐 Global Companies:

  •  PRISM Launch Emerging Women’s Health Index. The growth of the women’s health market is accelerating with the introduction of next-generation therapeutics and artificial intelligence (AI) powered imaging and diagnostics tools.
  • The second day of the 42nd annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference was marked by more business updates from genomics and molecular diagnostics companies.

🤝 Our Ecosystem News:

  • Humm Care is hosting an event at Physique 57 studio on January 13th to explore the art of goal setting for 2024 with expert guidance from Aanandita Vaghani, a seasoned Mental Health Counselor.
  • Proactive for Her announces the exciting launch of their next brand phase and enhanced user experience. Explore their new website featuring a range of services, from pelvic floor support to cutting-edge fertility testing. 
  • Shagun Maheshwari founder of Papaya on building a sustainable women’s health product company.  She shared her unexpected entry into the industry, the challenges faced, and the triumphs achieved in developing a unique, compostable menstrual pad. 

🇮🇳 Government:

  • 2024-25 Budget prioritizes women’s welfare as the Modi government increases gender budget to ₹2.23 trillion from ₹1 trillion in 2013-14, reflecting the sustained commitment to empowerment.

🔥 Dope Reads:

  • Magnesium is totally blowing up online, Ever wondered what’s the deal with it and your health? Know more 
  • Ever wondered what’s up with that brain fog ? This therapist spills the tea on what it actually looks like. check it out

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month:

Cervical cancer starts in the cervix, that lower uterine part near the V-zone. Vaccines like HPV shots are key shields against it for ladies. WHO says it’s the world’s fourth-most frequent cancer. In India, cervical cancer is a big health deal. Around 6-29% of cancers in Indian gals link to it, with Mizoram topping the charts. 

Let’s break it down: What’s up with the symptoms and causes? Know Your Body 

P.S. – Missed our podcast episode on cervical cancer? Check it out here 

Stay vaxxed,  See you next Friday 🙂

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