Materna Medical Inc. (Materna) is an early-stage medical device company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Materna's goal is to reduce the incidence of childbirth-related injuries to women during vaginal delivery. Every year, millions of women develop both visible and "invisible" injuries to their vaginas, perineums, and pelvic muscles during delivery. These injuries are particularly severe in first-time mothers and have both immediate repercussions and significant long-term effects.
Materna Medical Inc. was initially developed in the Stanford University Biodesign Program, a program whose goal is to develop technology to address major unmet clinical needs.