Some Bloody Facts:
The pads invention in the 19th century combined with the need for working hands in WW I, resulted in women joining the work force.
Tampons were invented 100 years ago in 1921.
Women spend a total of about 6 years of their lives bleeding.
Tampons, pads and menstrual cups are the only available technologies in the market for managing "this time of the month". All are problematic in different ways.
20% of perimenopause women experience heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), severely affecting their quality of life.
The monthly bleeding is effectively a monthly biopsy which is currently simply being discarded.
Tulipon by Gals Bio:
The monthly bleeding is not perceived or celebrated as the source of life, fertility, or health, but rather it is associated negatively with pain, stress, uneasiness, queasiness, disgust, burden, fear and alike.
In Gals Bio we are changing this reality, by changing the perspective from natural affliction to natural biopsy.
Gals Bio is developing Tulipon: the "Holy Grail" of vaginal hygiene devices that solves two eons old problems:
A new branch in women wellness and health
Tulipon is an innovative, disposable, biodegradable, vaginal platform used like a regular tampon with an applicator that:
Collects: Tulipon collects the vaginal effluents better/safer/longer than any other tampon.
Protects: Tulipon Pro will monitor and screen women wellness & health based on biomarkers found in this "Mother's Nature Monthly Gift"
Inventor, Founder & CEO
Hilla Shaviv is a biomedical engineer, a serial inventor and entrepreneur in the women's health arena, with more than 20 years of experience in medical device R&D. Over the last 13 years she focused on researching and developing women's health devices. Hilla’s education and experience concentrated on bio-fluid dynamics where she developed various devices, including a heart assist device, as well as carrying out computational blood flow and in-vitro simulations. Hilla entered the entrepreneur world in 2007 after having founded her first company GalMedics, where she developed a new kind of tampon that treats menstrual pain, based on her own invention. In 2016, she established GalsBio with the goal of developing Tulipon.
Hilla earned a BSc from Caltech (Mechanical & Fluid Dynamics Engineering, cum laude) and an MSc from Tel Aviv University (Biomedical Engineering).
Rachel Braun Scherl
Marketing & Management Expert
Rachel Braun Scherl is a business builder, marketing, thought leader, board member, speaker and best-selling author with a focus on women's sexual and reproductive health. Since 1998, she has built an international client list that includes Fortune 500 companies as well as venture-backed start-ups. Rachel brings deep experience in helping brands and businesses grow, creating revenue-generating partnerships for venture-backed companies and corporate strategic partners. Her laser focus on driving growth produces optimal results, attracting new customers, developing partners and creating new streams of revenue.
Omer has more than 25 years of extensive experience in R&D and product development with various technology and medtech companies. Previously R&D manager, project manager and technical marketing manager of Stryker GI, a project manager with Aran and VP R&D of Endoaid Ltd.,
Omer holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion and MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University, MA, USA.
Dr. Amos Ber
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, amniocentesis, abortions, contraception, gynecologic plastic surgery and menopause.
Received his DM degree in 1981 from Tel Aviv Univ., and for 30 years served as a senior gynecologist initially in the Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov) and later in Maccabi health centers.
Dr. Ber authored the bestseller "The Israeli Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth" and other books and articles including "The Israeli Guide for women aged 40 +" targeting women before and around menopause.
Dr. Amos Ber participated in many TV and radio interviews and is frequently cited and writes articles in the popular press and the internet on subjects involving gynecology, obstetrics, amniocentesis, contraception (the pill and IUD) plastic surgery of the vagina and menopause.
Dr. Ber is an active participant in forming position statement papers of the Israeli Medical Association giving guidelines to physicians in the fields of abortion and contraception.
We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Tulipon.
June 9, 2019
i24NEWS featured Gals Bio as one of the highlight companies presenting in the 1st World Congress on Women’s Health Innovations and Inventions: Addressing Unmet Needs.
Feb 10, 2020
Prepare for the femtech revolution, coming straight from Israel
Technologies include a fertility gauge, an advanced breast pump, and a gadget that can identify vitamin deficiencies or cancer in menstrual blood.
April 10, 2021
As part of Israeli Medtech competition for 2021 organized by the Israeli Export Institute and Sanara Ventures Gals Bio was featured as one of the most promising innovations in 2021.
Gals Bio is Crowdfunding:
Oct 2021 - Jan 2022
6 Jan 2022
For the images of this article I went to what used to be "The PussyCat" a strip club in the center of Tel Aviv that was closed, and now functions as a center for women empowerment.
The english translation of this article will be published soon.
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