Portrait of an innovative young Quebec company: Juno Technologies

Nanette Sene Juno Technologies

Pain caused by menstrual cycles affects 8 out of 10 women. They lead to lost productivity and absenteeism.

Could the strain caused by these aches and pains soon be a thing of the past? Montreal start-up Juno Technologies is preparing to market a wearable electronic device designed to relieve menstrual pain.

The problem the company is tackling is that many women suffer with each menstrual cycle.

These pains occur when the uterus contracts to evacuate menstruation.

“80% of women feel pain during this phenomenon,” Nanette Sene, CEO and co-founder of Juno Technologies, tells InfoBref.

Menstrual pain is the leading cause of absenteeism among women, she points out.

Every month, 5% to 10% of women miss school or work because of this pain.

Women who suffer from it can use certain methods to relieve themselves, such as applying heat and taking anti-inflammatory medication.

“But these methods aren’t always practical or effective,” says the entrepreneur.

The solution developed by Juno Technologies is a wearable device that relieves menstrual pain.

Nanette Sene and her partner Lynn Doughane are also working to obtain certifications from Health Canada and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Juno Technologies is one of 20 start-ups selected this year for Startup Montréal‘s Bourse+ program. [Discover other innovative Quebec start-ups supported by this and other organizations].

It was also recognized as Young Business of the Year at the Grands prix de la relève d’affaires organized by the Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec, of which InfoBref was media partner.