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Femasys CEO and Founder Kathy Lee-Sepsick Meets with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to Discuss the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

ATLANTA, May 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Femasys Inc. (NASDAQ: FEMY), a leading biomedical company focused on addressing significant unmet needs of women worldwide with a broad portfolio of in-office, accessible, and innovative therapeutic and diagnostic products, announces CEO and Founder Kathy Lee-Sepsick has met with staff from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to discuss the President and First Lady’s Cancer Moonshot and the Company’s FemCerv® product. According to The White House, OSTP “works to bring that idea to life by harnessing the power of science, technology, and innovation to achieve America’s great aspirations.” OSTP also supports the Cancer Moonshot, which is focused on mobilizing a national effort to end cancer.

During the meeting, Ms. Lee-Sepsick and the OSTP staff discussed the priority actions for the Cancer Moonshot, including  important priorities related to cervical cancer. This discussion gave Ms. Lee-Sepsick the opportunity to raise awareness of FemCerv, Femasys’ diagnostic tool for the detection of cervical cancer, with a purposeful design that allows for the collection of a complete and uncontaminated sample in a virtually pain-free procedure. Femasys intends to broaden its cancer diagnostic portfolio with an endometrial sampler for uterine cancer in the future.

“Meeting with the esteemed Office of Science and Technology Policy was a remarkable experience, where I had the opportunity to discuss our work in cancer diagnosis with our FemCerv product for cervical cancer and other products in development,” stated Ms. Lee-Sepsick. “The Cancer Moonshot emphasizes the importance of early detection, and we are excited to explore avenues to collaborate, as we commercialize our diagnostic product that is in line with the Cancer Moonshot’s mission to dramatically reduce cervical cancer.”

Femasys is an Atlanta-based company that provides minimally invasive women’s reproductive health solutions, which are manufactured in the U.S. Later this week, the Company will be displaying its four commercially available products: FemaSeed® – FDA-cleared, intratubal insemination; FemVue® – contrast-generating device; FemCath® – selective delivery catheter; FemCerv® – endocervical tissue sampler; and its current lead product candidate in late-stage clinical development FemBloc® – a non-surgical, non-hormonal permanent birth control, at the 2024 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. The event is taking place in San Francisco’s Moscone Center May 17-19, 2024 and Femasys will be exhibiting at Booth #1413.

About Femasys
Femasys is a leading biomedical company focused on addressing significant unmet needs of women worldwide with a broad portfolio of in-office, accessible, and innovative therapeutic and diagnostic solutions, including a lead revolutionary product candidate and FDA-cleared products. FemaSeed® Intratubal Insemination, an innovative infertility treatment designed to deliver sperm directly where conception occurs, is FDA-cleared and has received regulatory approval in Canada. FemBloc® permanent birth control in late-stage clinical development is the first and only non-surgical, in-office, permanent birth control method intended to be a safer option for women at substantially less cost than the long-standing surgical alternative. The Company has developed diagnostic products that are complementary for which it has achieved regulatory approvals to market in the U.S., Canada, and other ex-U.S. territories, and which are commercial-ready due to its in-house manufacturing capabilities. Its diagnostic products include FemVue® for fallopian tube assessment by ultrasound, which can be used in conjunction with FemCath®, an intrauterine catheter for selective fallopian tube evaluation, and FemCerv®, an endocervical tissue sampler for cervical cancer diagnosis. Learn more at, or follow us on XFacebook and LinkedIn.

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