H|T: The Healthtech Times – A robot caregiver for the elderly

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BetaKit

Exact Imaging named Life Science Company of the Year by Life Sciences Ontario

In January 2017, the company raised $21.5 million to commercialize its solution.


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Meet Zora, the robot caregiver

It may not look like much — more cute toy than futuristic marvel — but this robot is at the center of an experiment in France to change care for elderly patients.


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This Waterloo startup has developed a new way to screen for lung cancer

KA Imaging has developed a new device called a high-resolution multi-energy digital X-ray imager. The technology allows health care providers to look at an image of the body in different layers, like the bone structure or soft tissue, to get a clearer view of the lungs.


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Hawk’s Nest healthtech pitch competition returns November 22

Hawk’s Nest will feature four local medical technology startups, who present their companies and technologies to a panel of judges and a 300+ guest audience.


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eGym raises $20 million to grow its connected fitness platform in the US

eGym builds fully connected electronic strength machines, in addition to mobile apps for tracking fitness metrics and the overarching eGym One cloud platform that draws on data from connected machines, wearables, apps, and other gadgets.


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SonoCare, Nigerian e-health startup raises $250,000 from Grey Matters Capital to scale operations

SonoCare provides cost-efficient programs for hospitals, satellite clinics, health care providers, assisted living facilities, and corporate offices using a combination of the most advanced imaging systems and highly trained, registered technologists as sonographers.


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Grant supports innovation in transitional-aged youth mental health

The $75,000 grant from OTF to the Mental Health Incubator For Disruptive Solutions (MINDS) of London-Middlesex will help transitional aged youth (18-24 years old) “find innovative solutions to address mental health and addiction issues.”


techcrunch

‘Cloud canteen’ startup Feedr raises £1.5M to provide office workers with a healthier lunch

The round is led by London early-stage venture capital firm Episode 1.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.