LIFESTYLE – New at-home tracking solution detects full fertile window with >99% Accuracy
Bay Area-based company Mira, a leader in at-home testing solutions for women, today announced the launch of Mira Fertility Plus, the first at-home monitoring system that tracks both the Luteinizing hormone and estrogen levels in women. The hormone estrogen is a key component in understanding reproductive health and an integral part of the fertility process. Tracking both Luteinizing hormone and estrogen levels gives women the ability to fully detect and understand their full fertile window and ovulation cycles. These hormone levels are related to IVF, menopause, as well as hormone imbalances such as PCOS, and other conditions.
Mira Fertility Plus is the second product released from Mira Fertility. This personalized ovulation monitoring system helps couples conceive using a highly accurate Fluorescent-based test of the hormones. Since the launch of Mira in January 2018, thousands of women have used Mira to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy. The new Mira Fertility Plus Wand works with the original Mira analyzer, making the Mira Analyzer a one-stop solution for a complete picture of the reproductive cycle and health. Later this year Mira plans to expand the line to measuring progesterone, hCG, FSH as well as analysis for ovarian reserve, fetal health and miscarriage, menopause and hormone imbalances.
“It is important to know a woman’s cycle is more than just ovulation. The hormone regularity, profile and trend are strongly related to a woman’s health in general,” Said Sylvia Kang, co-founder, and CEO of Mira. “We want to arm women to know their bodies, become aware of any issues early, and ease the process of getting pregnant or avoiding pregnancy. Knowledge is power and being able to run analytics on your own health helps to make the right decisions and be proactive, which is a much needed complementary to mainstream medicine.
During this uncertain time, Mira’s mission to empower women to have a better understanding of their own health at-home is even more important. Many fertility treatments were canceled and postponed, forcing women to find a reliable at-home solution. In a recent study, Mira noticed a 31% increase in ovulation testing during the outbreak. Having a solution like Mira that shows the full fertile window by tracking actual hormone levels can increase chances to get pregnant naturally almost twice according to a recent study. Mira provides insights into how our body works and helps with making decisions in the comfort of your own home versus going to the doctor, with comparable lab-grade accuracy.
Emerging FemTech companies like Mira are trying to help women track, understand, and act on their personal health data. At-home solutions for tracking hormones with greater accuracy enables more opportunities for preventative medicine and diagnosis as virtual care and telemedicine are skyrocketing adoption. Hormones are in tight connection with our immune system and body. They deliver messages to organs and tell them what to do. Even small hormonal imbalances can lead to noticeable changes.
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The Mira Fertility Plus wands measure both numeric estrogen and LH hormones. New Mira Plus Wands work with the same Analyzer that Mira has. The Mira Fertility Plus consists of Mira Fertility Plus Wands that sample urine, a palm-sized and USB-charged Mira Analyzer device, and a smartphone app that uses cloud-based AI to personalize fertility cycle analysis. Users simply insert one of the disposable Mira Fertility Wands, after sampling a urine sample, into the Mira Analyzer’s test slot. Users will use approximately 10-15 Mira Wands per cycle.
The Mira Analyzer reads the fertility hormone level and displays on the analyzer’s display screen the numeric hormone concentrations. It then sends the user’s personal quantitative hormone levels to the accompanying app, which analyzes the data by the AI on the cloud and automatically tracks and predicts the individual’s cycle health.