Axena Well being, which makes a ladies’s pelvic well being digital therapeutic, introduced it had raised a $25 million Collection A funding from XA IM Alts.
WHAT THEY DO
Axena presents the Leva Pelvic Well being System, a prescription digital therapeutic geared toward treating urinary incontinence and continual fecal incontinence in ladies. The system, which has acquired FDA 510(k) clearance, features a vaginal movement sensor that connects to an app, guiding customers via pelvic ground muscle coaching.
Based on an Axena spokesperson, the corporate acquired the system from Renovia, which developed and commercialized Leva earlier than it shut down final yr. Renovia had beforehand raised $17 million in Series C-1 financing in 2021 and a $32.3 million Series B in 2018.
“We’re intently centered on combining novel expertise, rigorous, peer-reviewed information and excellence in affected person assist to shine a light-weight on what stays a vastly underserved space of girls’s well being,” Dr. Samantha Pulliam, Axena Well being’s chief medical officer, stated in an announcement. “The Leva Pelvic Well being System may help ladies ease the burden of incontinence at residence, on their very own schedule, and permit them to re-engage with the actions that make them really feel complete. We’re excited to have the chance to ship these advantages to extra ladies right here within the U.S. and shortly all through the world.”
A 2014 study printed in Obstetrics & Gynecology discovered pelvic ground problems in U.S. ladies had been pretty frequent, with 17.1% reporting average to extreme urinary incontinence and 9.4% managing fecal incontinence no less than month-to-month.
Digital musculoskeletal care firms Hinge Health and Sword Health each launched their very own pelvic well being applications final yr. Sword’s program, referred to as Bloom, features a sensor that measures stress and stamina of the pelvic ground and connects an app so customers can obtain suggestions on their workouts.
Hinge’s providing is offered throughout the identical platform as the remainder of its MSK instruments and contains instructional content material and entry to a care crew made up of bodily therapists, ladies’s well being coaches and urogynecologists.