The Rise of Femtech

A boom in technology for women is good for everyone. In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake: “all of your metrics that you’re most interested in,” Apple exec Craig Federighi told The Verge at the time. And yet one basic […]

Facit’s Prospects Fund Fuels Women’s Health and Brain Cancer Therapies for Ontario Patients

Seed-stage commercialization realizes value in the Province’s health research and intellectual property. September 28, 2022 – FACIT congratulates Ontario-based start-ups Hyivy Health and HDAX Therapeutics as the latest recipients of capital through its Prospects Oncology Fund. Selected among a top-tier pool of applicants, these Ontario-based innovations illustrate excellent potential to benefit patients with cancer. Former […]

Meet the Bay Street Bull 30X30 Class of 2022

Simone Godbout, Harit Sohal, Kiara Botha, Nadia Ladak (Co-founders, Marlow) Canadian brand Marlow is transforming the way people experience menstrual health. Dedicated to changing the uncomfortable conversations and experiences around menstrual and sexual wellness, the female-led team (comprised of four young and dynamic Western University grads) saw a glaringly apparent gap in the market and […]

At-Home Fertility Tests Are Now Available for Men

A new Canadian company offers sperm tests that deliver accurate results in just two minutes. For people having difficulty trying to conceive, one of their first steps is to see a fertility specialist. The female partner is typically given a blood test and a physical examination, then referred to get an ultrasound and X-ray, and […]