A company that invented a novel menstrual cup won an award at the BioCom MedFest Expo last month. San Diego-based FemCap, Inc. was recognized by the event judges as the most innovative company while holding the greatest market potential. Sold over the counter, the FemmyCycle is a menstrual collection cup with a unique, no spill design that protects against leaks and staining. The device is reusable for more than one year.
Alfred Shihata, CEO and President of FemCap, Inc., said the cup conforms naturally to the vaginal walls, so it is ideal for use during sleep, exercise and other daily activities—making it ideal for active or athletic women. Made of soft, medical-grade silicone, the FemmyCycle is easier to insert and remove than a tampon. The FemmyCycle is approved by the European Union CE Mark, and was granted FDA clearance on November 15, 2012.