FemTech Focus

Decoding the vaginal microbiome with Juno Bio - Episode 162

Episode Summary

In today’s episode, I interview Hana Janebdar, the co-founder and CEO of Juno Bio. Juno Bio is decoding the vaginal microbiome with its at-home vaginal microbiome test. To date, there has been very little attention to the vaginal microbiome event though it has massive implications for women’s lives. That's why this microbe-obsessed team from London developed a breakthrough test that decodes your microbes and powers up research for the betterment of everyone with a vagina. Disrupted vaginal microbiomes can cause everything from recurrent infections to infertility. Trouble is, it’s a bit of a black box because no one has really invested the time and effort to look until now. June Bio ran The Juno Study. Over 1000 women across the US registered to be part of the biggest IRB-approved study of its kind to power up women’s health research with the richest and most representative repository of vaginal microbiomes. This study shed light on patterns that will raise the standard of care possible for women across the world. You can get your vaginal microbiome test today at www.Juno.Bio Use promo code FEMTECH for 20% off your kit! Enjoy the episode!

Episode Notes

FemTech Focus is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded to empower, equip, and bring together healthcare professionals, life-science entrepreneurs, and forward thinking investors to revolutionize women’s health and wellness. FemTech Focus elevates the FemTech industry through increased awareness, providing resources to FemTech founders, & creating opportunities to support FemTech startups through exposure, networking, and access to capital.

The FemTech Focus Podcast with Dr. Brittany Barreto is a meaningfully provocative conversational series that brings femtech experts – including doctors, scientists, inventors, and founders – on air to talk about the innovative technology, services, and products (collectively known as femtech) that are improving women’s health and wellness. The podcast gives our host, Dr. Brittany Barreto, and guests an engaging, friendly environment to learn about the past, present, and future of women’s health and wellness.

Dr. Brittany Barreto is a scientist, serial entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. While finishing her PhD in Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Brittany founded Pheramor, the first nationwide DNA-based dating app. She then embarked into venture capital as the Senior Venture Associate at Capital Factory and was tasked with launching the fund’s Houston branch. Brittany now has her sights on advancing women’s health. She is host of the FemTech Focus podcast which has 150+ episodes and 30 thousand downloads in 105 countries. Brittany is the co-founding partner of Coyote Ventures, a US-based venture fund investing in early-stage women’s health startups.