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BetaKit

Drug prescription healthtech, GenXys, closes $1.77 million seed round

Drug prescribing software, GenXys Health Care Systems, has raised $1.77 million CAD in seed funding as it looks to expand into the US.


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techexit

Why Adaptive Insights chose acquisition over IPO

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of his appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, Rob Hull shared Adaptive Insights’ founding story, the company’s initial plans to IPO, and why it ultimately chose acquisition over going public.


techcrunch

Amazon Alexa launches its first HIPAA-compliant medical skills

The skills allow consumers to ask the virtual assistant for help with things like booking an appointment, accessing hospital post-discharge instructions, checking on the status of a prescription delivery and more.


medcity

Boston addiction recovery startup raises $4.1M to expand its financial incentive-based platform

DynamiCare’s approach is based on a behavioral therapy called Contingency Management, which uses positive reinforcement to change behavior.


thehustle

The next Peloton? Connected fitness startup Tonal raises $90M to date

With new capital, Tonal plans to further invest in its supply chain, distribution, and AI talent as well as beef up new content modalities.


techcrunch

Elvie raises $42M to become the go-to destination for women’s health

Elvie has announced its third private financing, a $42 million Series B led by IPGL to support the release of four additional women’s health products.


cbc

Blood sugar monitor has ‘changed standard of care’ for diabetes patients — but Canada isn’t funding it

New technology means no more pricking fingers for blood sample, but it costs thousands of dollars per year.


bk

CoHealth upgrades app to better coordinate patient recovery

After launching CoHealth in 30 Canadian hospitals, the company is now launching CoHealth 2.0 across the country.


techcrunch

Jio Health combines online and offline healthcare in Southeast Asia, starting in Vietnam

The scope of Jio Health’s services range from pediatrics to primary care, chronic disease management and ancillary services, which will soon cover areas like eye care, dermatology and cancer.


medcity

Chicago startup raises $1.3M for mental health assessment platform

Called Blueprint, the company will use the funding from Hyde Park Angels and Lightbank to expand its clinician outreach and grow its sales and engineering teams.


bk

Acorn BioLabs takes on DNA home collection tests, brings live cell kit to market

The startup said its method differs from the popular saliva-based DNA home collection kits, as those take dead human cells, and focus on less than one percent of a full genome.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

CAN – Priority Health Innovation Challenge (read more)

CAN – Canadian Cancer Society Impact Grants (read more)

CAN – Active and Assisted Living Program (read more)

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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.