University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences’ (IALS) startup company 3Daughters was named Best Startup at the 15th annual Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day in Boston on July 21.
MALSI Day is the biggest gathering for life sciences startups and innovation in the commonwealth, bringing together scientific leaders and business experts to mingle with scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators and venture capitalists.
3Daughters is a women’s healthcare company developing an ergonomic, pain-free, magnetic intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception with a unique design that conforms to a woman’s body. Invented by professor Carlos Gradil, veterinary & animal science and equine studies, the frameless IUD addresses the problems associated with the outdated T-shape design of current IUDs, including significant insertion pain, expulsion and uterine perforation, along with the nuisance factor of the attached strings for IUD retrieval.
Accepting the award were 3Daughters Chief Business Officer and co-founder Shelley Amster and CEO and co-founder Mary Beth Cicero.
3Daughters was also a recipient of a Manning/IALS Innovation Award in 2021.