Ep 33: The OOVA Story with Amy Divaraniya
Fertility Forward Episode 33:
Sometimes in a woman’s fertility journey, they can feel completely overwhelmed because their body is failing them. Often times they also carry a pang of internal guilt, which they are fighting with constantly, and then on top of that they have no idea what is really going on because they simply lack the knowledge. Their bodies are a black box. Today on the show we are excited to welcome Dr. Amy Divaraniyam, whose mission it is to help shed some light into what is happening inside a woman’s body and the reproduction system. Dr. Divaraniya is the CEO and co-founder of OOVA, a women’s health company. She has more than 10 years of experience as a data scientist and has both lead and published original research in the area of personal genomics and biomarker discovery. Her incredible understanding of biology and being able to apply complex analyses have lead to innovative projects in the healthcare space. In 2017, Dr. Divaraniya chose to end her career as a data scientist and devote herself to improving women’s healthcare. After facing her own struggles with conceiving her son, she decided to build a solution to help women having difficulty getting pregnant. Today, Dr. Divaraniya and her team have built the first at-home test, The OOVA, which measures multiple hormones through urine samples and provides personalized results and insights on a women’s fertility. As a response to COVID-19, OOVA has done an early release of their product. OOVA has resonated with many women and clinicians and is now being adopted by fertility clinics and hospitals across the country.