PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FemmePharma today announced it has received clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration under Section 510(k) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to manufacture and bring to market its SatisfaiteTM delivery system for the relief of vaginal symptoms of menopause affecting more than one in three women in the US alone.
SatisfaiteTM is an intravaginal personal lubricant intended to moisturize and lubricate and supplement the body’s natural lubrication which FemmePharma developed based on its proprietary technologies and know-how. The physical and chemical properties of the delivery system provide a sophisticated, easy to use, and esthetically elegant alternative to existing lubricants and moisturizers. The 510(k) clearance indicates that SatisfaiteTM meets the highest standards for safety and effectiveness for a Class 2 medical device.
“We are excited that at FemmePharma was able to meet the exacting standards set by the US FDA, and we are committed to delivering products that are differentiated, not only by adherence to exacting standards but also geared to providing a product that meets the needs of women and that they feel they can use with confidence,” said FemmePharma President and CEO Gerianne DiPiano.
An estimated 64 million women in the US are in natural menopause, according to demographic data. Millions more experience chemically-induced menopause following treatment for breast cancer, autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, and severe endometriosis. Due to declining estrogen levels, roughly half of menopausal women suffer vulvar and vaginal symptoms including vaginal dryness, burning, urinary urgency, frequency, irritation and pain during intercourse. Left untreated, these symptoms of menopause can negatively impact a woman’s overall health, emotional well-being and quality of life.
SatisfaiteTM delivers an optimized dose of FemmePharma’s proprietary, pharmaceutical-grade vaginal lubricant and moisturizer to alleviate discomfort and improve the health of the vaginal mucosa. In addition to causing detrimental menopausal symptoms, a breakdown in the vaginal mucosa is a known risk factor for contraction of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
SatisfaiteTM can be used alone or in conjunction with FemmePharma’s complementary vulvar moisturizers – SatisfemTM Gel and SatisfemTM Bud -- as part of a menopausal woman’s daily self-care regimen. SatisfemTM Gel is not made with hormones and has a hydrating formula that reduces vulvar itching, burning and irritation. The SatisfemTM Bud contains a hydrating formula in a single use swab applicator that fits discreetly into a pocket or purse.
Backed by 20 years of scientific research, and designed by women for women, FemmePharma’s pharmaceutical-grade and over-the-counter products offer women a high-quality, effective alternative to existing products which can be messy, leaky, inconvenient and challenging to use.
SatisfaiteTM will be available for commercial sale, exclusively on-line, in 1Q 2020. For more information, visit https://femmepharma.com/.
FemmePharma is the first and only company dedicated to women’s menopausal health. Our mission is to bring innovative products to market designed to safely and effectively alleviate the symptoms of menopause. Our pharmaceutical-grade research and development process, strict product manufacturing standards, and commitment to great customer service provide women with the symptomatic relief and peace of mind that they have been seeking. For more information visit femmepharma.com or call (833) FEM-PHRM (833-336-7476).