PreOv is Changing the (Fertility) Game
Apr 9, 2019 12:30 PM
Excerpt from Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute-
"The team behind PreOv, a student startup developing fertility solutions for women, is comprised of studious, family-driven, career-oriented women. Joni Aoki, Jeanna Ryan and Young Hong are all studying at or have graduated from the U. Ryan is the president and CEO of PreOv. She has an MS in nutrition, master’s in computer information systems and master’s in physician assistant studies. Aoki is the CFO with tax accounting and FP&A experience, and Hong has a BA in psychology and is currently a student at the U’s pharmacy school.
Most fertility detectors use basal body temperature, a person’s lowest body temperature at rest, which Aoki, Ryan and Hong discovered can be difficult to track and interpret. The three women consulted doctors and other medical professionals, concluding that tracking cervical mucus could be used to predict ovulation with more advanced notice. Eventually, the trio came up with an intravaginal ring with sensors to measure hydration of the mucus. Their goal is to connect this ring to an app through Bluetooth, where this information will be charted and create a “wealth of data” for every user.
They are currently searching for investors to fund the final design and manufacturing of their product so they can move on to FDA testing."
Read the full story on Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute here.