BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prima-Temp, the company that has patented wireless, continuous core body temperature monitoring to address a variety of physiological health challenges and empowers users to engage in their own health and well-being, announced new management team to scale up and launch the PRIYA fertility sensor with international partner, Gedeon Richter, LLC.
"After nearly 3 years helping Prima Temp bring this technology into reality, I am pleased to join as CEO," said Alene A. Campbell. "As we gear up to launch the revolutionary PRIYA fertility system this year internationally with our top tier partner, Gedeon Richter, we are bringing on a strong operational team led by our new Vice President of Operations, Carrie Kellman, recently of Kindara. Lauren Costantini, our former CEO will remain on our Board of Directors, so we will continue to benefit from her experience and expertise.”
As the first U.S.-based company to offer a sophisticated sensor that continuously measures true core body temperature, Prima-Temp's first product will be the most precise and effortless method for women to pinpoint their fertile window without having to actively engage in data collection. This self-inserted, wireless temperature sensor continuously and passively tracks a woman's core body temperature, detecting the subtle changes that occur before ovulation, then sends an alert to her smartphone when she is most fertile.
Research suggests that couples trying-to-conceive are often encouraged to pursue invasive, expensive infertility treatments before more natural approaches are exhausted. Research has also shown that only 13% of women can accurately identify their fertile window (Source). Fertility awareness is essential for couples trying-to-conceive; understanding reproductive health and natural fertility signs can help couples avoid costly infertility treatments altogether.
Prima-Temp has raised over ten million dollars in funding, established a world-class leadership and development team, received two issued patents and has garnered awards. Recently Gedeon Richter, a world leader in Women's Health, completed a licensing and distribution agreement with Prima-Temp to commercialize Priya globally expect for the United States and Canada.
About Alene Campbell: Alene has been involved in growing new biotech and medical technology companies for the past 35 years. Serving as COO, CEO and CBO of several ventures, Alene successfully negotiated and secured $130 million in private capital. She has also driven growth resulting in successful exits in 4 companies, including 2 IPO's valued at over $200 million and two acquisitions valued at greater than $3 billion, including Myogen/Gilead and SiRNA/Merck. She has an MBA from Cal Berkeley.
About Carrie Kellman: Prior to joining Prima-Temp Carrie was the Director of Operations at Kindara where she was instrumental in launching new products and growing the Kindara team. She has an MBA from the Leeds School of Business in Boulder and now sits on the board of the CU Women's Council.
Prima-Temp brings new, innovative approaches to many of today's healthcare challenges through the application of 21st century thermometry. Prima-Temp's continuous temperature sensors and associated software allow the most precise method to measure true core body temperature, with the potential to address a multitude of applications including fertility, early disease detection, drug therapy, and weight control. For additional information, visit http://www.prima-temp.com.
Jackie Dayton, Media
Carrie Kellman, VP Operations