H|T: The Healthtech Times – Being set up to fail

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HeadCheck Health brings digital concussion platform to CFL(BETAKIT)

The partnership will see the nine CFL teams use HeadCheck’s platform to complete baseline, sideline, and post-injury concussion evaluations for players.

Using the same tactics as ‘Big Tobacco,’ Juul may have intentionally targeted teens(TECHCRUNCH)

After a hearing, members of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform said that Juul, the ultra-popular e-cigarette brand, may have intentionally targeted teens in schools and online.

Digital health care startup Livongo joins the list of healthtech companies to IPOs this year(INC)

Livongo, a company that uses technology to help take care of patients with diabetes, is set to go public as part of a wave of digital health IPOs.

UK medical 3D printing startup axial3D lands $3M to support US expansion(HITCONSULTANT)

The round also included participation from an U.S. consortium consisting of a number of surgical angel investors, Techstart Ventures, Clarendon Fund Managers and Innovation Ulster Ltd.

Bill Gates and former bass guitarist aim to change health care(BLOOMBERG)

In 2016, at the age of 34, Sudharta co-founded a startup that attracted the interest of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and today becomes the organization’s first ever equity investment in an online health-care platform.

TMCx announces its next medical device cohort with 5 startups hailing from Houston(INNOVATIONMAP)

The Texas Medical Center’s startup accelerator, TMCx, has added 19 companies from all around the world to join its medical device family.

In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it(TECHCRUNCH)

If we’re designing health apps for those who already have access to healthcare, nutritious food, clean air to breathe, and stable housing, we’re missing the point.

Zambon bags biotech startup for up to €500M(PITCHBOOK)

The deal will allow the Italian acquirer to expand its respiratory disease treatments.

Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail(TECHCRUNCH)

These are the most crushing challenges of the current ecosystem that need a hard look and innovation themselves before healthcare startups can deliver.


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

CAN – CIHR Grant: POR Impact Assessment (read more)

CAN – CIHR: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts (read more)

CAN – CIHR: Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA): 2019-2020 (read more)

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