FDA Celebrates 20 Years of Advances in Women’s Health

Between 2011 and 2013, Stefano Curti served in various leadership positions with the Johnson & Johnson skin care and beauty company. Stefano Curti eventually stepped away from his position with J&J in order to establish Nuelle, a company dedicated to making advances in women’s health.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Office of Women’s Health, first established in 1994. Over the last two decades, the FDA Office of Women’s Health has been responsible for a number of innovations and breakthroughs in areas of women’s health, including numerous important product approvals. In 1996, the office supported a product to be used during Pap smears in order to improve the detection of cervical cancer. In 2006, it approved a new vaccine against this type of cancer. In addition to making advances in 3D breast tomosynthesis and automated screening ultrasounds, the FDA Office of Women’s Health has worked against women’s heart disease, foodborne illnesses in pregnant woman, and various other maladies.

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