Ms. (Mother/Sisterhood) United is medical device start-up focused on developing a novel breastpumping technology for new mothers. Our company was founded by two moms from Boston with PhDs in Engineering. The CEO, Susan, knew there must be a better way to breastpump when her son was born. She now has two sons, ages 6 and 2. The COO, Elizabeth, realized breastpumping needed to change when she went back to work once her son was born. She now has a four year-old son and a three year-old daughter.
Together, with a group of consultants, Susan and Elizabeth have been studying the effects of compression technology in combination with traditional breastfeeding technology. Over the last six years, Ms. United (formally Kohana) has raised more than $500,000 in grant money to study and develop this novel technology that aides in breastpumping. All clinical studies have been funded by the National Institute of Health and reviewed by a scientific Institutional Review Board.