Innovative Solutions for Women's Health: A Spotlight on Women-Led Startups Filling the Gaps

Innovative Solutions for Women's Health: A Spotlight on Women-Led Startups Filling the Gaps

We’re highlighting women-led startups, which are providing accessible solutions to address the unmet healthcare needs of women, including reproductive and maternal health.

May 11, 2023
By The Labfront Team
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After decades of women’s underrepresentation in medical research, it should come as no surprise that there are significant gender biases in healthcare practices and limited understanding of women’s health. As a result, there are many unmet healthcare needs for women, particularly in areas such as reproductive health, maternal health, and menopause management. 

Startups have been emerging in response to the lack of attention and resources dedicated to women in traditional healthcare systems. They are often founded and led by women who have experienced these gaps firsthand and are passionate about providing personalized and accessible solutions tailored to women’s specific needs. 

In this series, we’ll highlight companies at the forefront of women’s health and share their valuable insights. In doing so, we hope to inspire younger researchers to keep exploring this area of research and uncover more innovative solutions to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing women today. 

Startups Making a Difference in Women's Health

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be featuring several exciting women's health startups that are changing the game in women’s health through evidence-based solutions. They cover a range of areas, including early detection of reproductive health risks, optimizing physical performance, postpartum support, personalized cord blood banking, managing eating disorders, comprehensive telehealth care, and precision medicine for personalized birth control methods. Together, they highlight the importance of women's health research as a foundation in addressing various health concerns and improving the quality of care for women. 

Let's take a closer look at each of them:

Anja Health: Affordable Stem-Cell Banking

  • Anja’s personalized doctor-backed cord blood banking service freezes umbilical cord and placenta stem cells. Cord blood banking can be a valuable resource for families and can potentially be used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. For Women's Peak Performance

  • “Because we’re not men,” app pronounces. The app is designed to help women achieve their fitness and performance goals while also promoting overall health and wellbeing.

Juniver: Recovery Program for Eating Disorders

  • Juniver is the first evidence-based program to curb binge-eating and bulimia, available anytime, anywhere on your phone. This program can provide support for individuals struggling with eating disorders and help them develop healthy eating habits.

Ruth Health: Progressive Telehealth and Comprehensive Care Platform

  • Ruth Health’s progressive telehealth and comprehensive care platform is revolutionizing women's healthcare systems. Built by women for women, this platform provides accessible, high-quality healthcare to women regardless of their location or circumstances.

Inspiring Future Researchers in Women's Health

Research in women's health is crucial for improving the health and wellbeing of women around the world. These startups are just a few examples of the many practical applications of such research that are having a profound impact. 

Labfront's Women's Health Research Award with Garmin Health

To further support research in women's health, Labfront has partnered with Garmin Health to offer a Women's Health Research Award. This award is open to any researcher studying a topic in women's health, and it aims to encourage and support continued research in this field. 

You can view more detailed information about the award and apply here:

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Join the Movement and Apply for the Women's Health Research Award Today!

We're on a mission to support researchers helping make a difference in women's health. The Women's Health Research Award is open to all researchers (students included) researching or planning to research a topic in women's health using data from wearables.

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