Revolutionizing Femtech with Amanda French
In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, FY21 President of SWE, speaks with Amanda French, co-founder and CEO of Emme, a healthcare technology company focused on women’s health. Amanda is a mechanical engineer with over a decade of experience bringing innovative femtech products to the market. Her research and development background in medical devices makes her an expert in the industry. Learn about her groundbreaking inventions and the femtech industry!
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Amanda French is co-founder and CEO of Emme, a healthcare technology company focused on women’s health. French is a mechanical engineer with over a decade of experience bringing innovative femtech products to the market. Her research and development background in medical devices makes her an expert in the industry.
One of the first innovations Amanda helped develop was a product that facilitated the distribution of antiretrovirals to mothers in the developing world to prevent the rates of HIV transmission from mother to child postpartum. This product was recognized directly by Hillary Clinton and won USAID’s Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge. She also developed breakthrough heart valve technology as an R&D engineer with Edwards Lifesciences and went on to develop state-of-the-art hearing aids at Earlens.
Amanda was a 2016-2017 Innovation Fellow at the Stanford-Byers Center for Biodesign, and a Ferolyn Fellow in 2018-2019 with the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.
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