Ferring and BioInnovation Institute to bolster innovation in women’s health

Ferring Pharmaceuticals and BioInnovation recently announced a new strategic collaboration to accelerate innovation in women’s health. BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S (Ferring) have expanded their strategic collaboration with the objective to accelerate world-class life science innovation within women’s health.

What does the partnership mean for women’s health?

As per the agreement, new activities will include supporting BII to source, and potentially fund and incubate early-stage start-ups and projects within the field of reproductive medicine.

It builds on Ferring’s work with BII’s Women’s Health Initiative through Ferring’s membership on the BII Women’s Health Innovation Panel. Women’s health is underserved as only 1% of global healthcare research funding is invested in female-specific conditions beyond oncology.

The strategic collaboration between the firms aims to bridge the gap by supporting early-stage innovation and will leverage BII’s proven expertise in translational science incubation, together with Ferring’s expertise in early-stage development and reproductive medicine.

What does the partnership mean for Ferring and BII?

Trine Bartholdy, Chief Innovation Officer at the BioInnovation Institute
Trine Bartholdy, Chief Innovation Officer at the BioInnovation Institute

“Combining BII’s proven incubation expertise with the expertise and deep insights that Ferring has within women’s health forms a very strong basis for supporting and accelerating our mission of getting more solutions on the market that address the high unmet needs of 50% of the world’s population. We are pleased to collaborate even closer with Ferring to make it happen,” commented Trine Bartholdy, Chief Innovation Officer at the BioInnovation Institute.

Commenting on the partnership, Armin Metzger, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer at Ferring, said, “The new strategic collaboration, highlights Ferring’s continued commitment to invest in early-stage innovation in this area, and we look forward to strengthening our collaboration with BII to accelerate new solutions for patients.”