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BetaKit

Fibrocor partners with Galapagos NV to commercialize new fibrosis drugs

Fibrocor plans to use the expertise of the global pharma company to work towards advanced drug development and eventual commercialization of its scientific assets.


cnet

Apple reportedly working to bring Watch to seniors with private Medicare plans

People over 65 would then use the Watch as a health tracker.


theverge

Alphabet’s health division gets FDA clearance to test EKG smartwatch feature

The Study Watch, announced in April 2017, is not a consumer smartwatch, but instead meant as a test platform for the Google-adjacent company to research how to best gather health data on a wearable.


bk

Dalhousie University, MTI, and Mitacs form $1.62 million partnership exploring light manipulation

The collaboration will be the largest Mitacs-supported project in Atlantic Canada, and aims to attract new researchers and inventors in metamaterials science.


techcrunch

Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees

To tap into shifting economic and societal trends, Coursera is moving into health, with around 100 courses in 30 areas, along with two master’s degrees in public health, to help train people to fill current and future talent shortages in health informatics, healthcare management, public health and related roles.


eu

London-based Manual raises a €5.6 million seed round to develop its wellbeing platform for men

Manual wants to challenge outdated notions of masculinity – encouraging men to talk openly, and take control of their health and happiness.


techcrunch

Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment.


bk

WeedMD and BLOCKStrain announce cannabis strain verification program

WeedMD says it is the first licensed producer in the world to implement strain verification into its sales program.


ctech

Telehealth startup Tyto Care raises $9 million

Tyto Care develops a mobile system for remote medical testing and diagnosis that allows for accurate long-distance interaction between doctor and patient, and for online diagnosis based on real-time tests conducted by a digital stethoscope.


techcrunch

Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health

Innovaccer has been working to roll up data from a number of different healthcare providers.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.

CAN – Digital Wayfinding Solution (read more)

CAN – Integrated Website and Client Portal Development (read more)

CAN – Efficiency Accelerator Award Program 2019 (read more)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.