PregnanTech featured in Israel21c
4 emerging technologies to take the worry out of pregnancy
By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c (8 September 2019)
“In a country like Israel, where the birth rate in 2016 was 3.11 per woman – the highest in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries – it’s no surprise that innovators are looking for technologies to take some of the worries out of pregnancy and give a greater measure of control to expectant mothers.”
Lioness by PregnanTech
“Working with a colleague and engineers from Trendlines Labs medical-device incubator at Misgav, [PregnanTech CEO David] Shashar established PregnanTech in 2018 to develop ‘a small and smart solution’ named Lioness enabling women at risk for spontaneous preterm birth to deliver their babies at term.
“The disposable, patented silicone ring, inserted vaginally in a two- to three-minute procedure in the doctor’s office or clinic, surrounds the uterine cervix and prevents early shortening or dilatation of the cervix despite uterine contractions. Lioness is removed when the pregnancy is safely close to term.”