Peptonic Medical (publ) announced today that its wholly owned brand Lunette® has been appointed official Menstrual Cup Partner to the United Nations (UN).
Peptonic Medical intimate wellness brand Lunette® has been appointed official menstrual cup partner to the United Nations. The move will see Lunette® Menstrual Cups featured within free period care packages – or ‘dignity kits’. UN will buy products to the kits from the selected suppliers and distribute them internationally. Key focus is on countries and refugee camps where access to such products is often limited.
As a pioneer in the menstrual cup space Lunette® , which launched its first cup in 2005, is well positioned to provide safe and sustainable period care to millions of people on an international scale. Whilst a small number of cups have previously been distributed through the UN, this is the first time that a long-term agreement has been established ensuring high-quality menstrual cups are consistently accessible to people who need them.
The initial partnership spans over 3 years with a potential of 2 years prolongation. The agreement is the result of a tender process, where a technical file and a financial file were submitted separately. To be eligible for consideration, bidders were required to comply with the United Nations Supplier Code of Conduct. Lunette® is a long-term participant of the UN Global Compact Program, which is believed to have facilitated the selection of Lunette as a partner in this process.
The partnership is part of a wider mission by the UN to end period poverty and is in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. In recent years, menstruation has been recognised as a human rights issue – with research illustrating people with periods are more likely to be victims of abuse, health issues and limited opportunities if they aren’t given access to safe and hygienic period products.
Questions have previously been raised about the suitability of menstrual cup use in areas where resources such as water and cleaning products were limited. However, a 2021 pilot study by Femme International showed that not only are menstrual cups safe to use on a global scale – but they can actually improve the lives of people who use them. The research, which focused on participants in Moshi, Tanzania, highlighted the many benefits of using menstrual cups including reduced risk of urinary tract infections and increased levels of self confidence.
As a reusable period care option, menstrual cups are not only better for the body – but for the planet too. The partnership with Peptonic Medical’s brand Lunette® will contribute towards some of the UN’s key Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, good health and wellbeing and responsible consumption and production.
Peptonic Medical’s core focus is to build a state of the art product portfolio for clinically proven intimate self care in womens health. This after the principle diagnose, treat, prevent. The objective is that users shall be able to manage intimate health with trusted, accessible and proven solutions. Menstrual cups are sustainable period care solutions, they also function preventively as there is evidence showing less tendency of developing vaginal infections with menstrual cups compared to more conventional solutions. Lunette® is recommended by 99% of its users, that UN now selects Lunette® as official cup partner is a very significant additional mark of quality for Peptonic range of products.
For more information, contact:
Erik Sundquist, CEO of Peptonic Medical
Mobile: +46 722 499043
Heli Kurjanen, Founder Lune Oy Ltd.
Mobile: +358 50 355 4061
About Peptonic Medical AB
Peptonic Medical AB (publ) is an innovative medtech company that conducts research, development and sales of medical devices and lifestyle products in the field of women’s health. Peptonic launched its first product, VagiVital®️ Active Gel against vaginal atrophy, in July 2018. In April 2021, VagiVital®️ Moisturizing V Cleanser, was launched, a moisturizing and preventive intimate wash. The company was founded in 2009 and the share has been traded on Spotlight (www.spotlightstockmarket.com) in Stockholm since 2014.
Since August 2020, Lune Group Oy Ltd. has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Peptonic Medical. The company was founded in 2005 with the purpose to lead a light-hearted menstrual revolution in positive spirit via patented menstrual cups. The company is now evolving into leading the way in sustainable, intimate well-being.
In October 2021, all assets of Israeli company Common Sense Ltd were acquired. Common Sense has developed unique and patented self-tests to accurately diagnose bacterial vaginosis and amniotic fluid leakage respectively.