Entries by Giovanna

Enterpreneurship: women CAN have it all. Just not all at the same time.

Giovanna Forte was invited to deliver a talk about Entrepreneurship to students at her alma mater, Mayfield School for Girls. Speaking alongside counterpart professionals from the RAF, Charities Sector, Army and Structural Engineering, Giovanna outlined the core values of entrepreneurship: changemaking, the realisation of savvy ideas, challenging the status-quo and independence.  Entrepreneurship stimulates creativity and […]

Forte Medical Co-Founder: Trailblazing Leader in Women’s Health

Giovanna Forte, our very own CEO and co-founder of Forte Medical has been nominated a Trailblazing Leader in Women’s Health by Women of Wearables, the female-led organisation that promotes just just the women doing the work but their work that is transforming health for millions of women. Giovanna co-funded the business together with her brother […]

Medical devices can help prevent sepsis and the rise of AMR

“With between 15 and 20% of cases in high income countries being caused by urinary tract infection, and with resistance to first-line treatment among the most common urinary pathogens running as high as 50% in some regions, any product which improves diagnostic accuracy will not only improve outcomes for individual patients but is also likely […]

Are women on the AMR frontline due to poor UTI & prenatal urine specimen collection?

Failure to ensure midstream urine collection for urinary tract infection (UTI) and prenatal urine collection combined with failure of clinicians to identify problem bacteria before prescribing, leads to unnecessary or badly targeted antibiotics being prescribed to between 34%-60% of women presenting with UTI – thats between 5.1m – 9m women annually. Is failure to meet […]

Accelerate to Excel: why does only 2% of investment reach female founders?

The Entrepreneur’s Network/Beauhurst Accelerate to Excel report highlights the woeful 2% of investment reaching female founders. Female-founded businesses often last longer and are more successful than those of their male counterparts. The question is: why does this remain the status quo? Like Tessa Clarke of Olio featured in The Observer, Giovanna Forte our CEO has […]

Womens UTI and maternal health: fact sheet

Global guidance specifies midstream urine (MSU) for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and prenatal screening, yet there is no protocol to ensure guidelines are met, leading to unreliable samples, contaminated with bacteria and flora washed from the skin into the urine sample creating an unreliable diagnostic outcome and flushing taxpayer money down the loo. Peezy Midstream […]

Scandal of ignored guidelines impacting women’s health.

The scandal of ignored guidelines for urine collection to diagnose UTI / prenatal screening Unreliable diagnoses / Unnecessary antibiotics for millions of women / Costly repeat test Simple medical innovation designed by a doctor points to retest and efficiency savings of up to £160m* Reduced unnecessary antibiotic prescribing especially for women Reduced risk of Sepsis […]

Forte Medical case study within Imperial College Innovation paper

Commissioned by Lord Sainsbury and authored by Professor James Moore and Yunus Kutlu, Imperial College has published a report on innovation adoption in the UK and wh at prevents successful adoption of impactful innovation. Forte Medical features as the only case study and outlines issues with silo systems, a disconnect between procurement and fincance all […]