A Connecticut venture fund is backing a Monroe startup that is seeking FDA approval of a device to help alleviate a urological disorder affecting millions of women.

In April, Newtown residents Gloria and Eric Kolb won U.S. patent protection on Monroe-based Elidah’s Elitone device to help women with stress urinary incontinence, with the Elitone device emitting mild electric impulses to stimulate and strengthen pelvic muscles.

The state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund has committed to investing up to $750,000 in Elidah, on the heels of the company winning funding under the America’s Seed Fund program of the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program. Elidah is in the process of raising up to $2 million in additional funding to begin marketing the device if approved by the FDA.​