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Federal government promises $199.16 million to biotech company Resilience Biotechnologies (BETAKIT)

“[This is] another important step to support Canada’s leadership in the life sciences sector and to build its pandemic preparedness.”


Ro builds out women’s health business with $225M acquisition (MED CITY NEWS)

The direct-to-consumer health startup recently acquired Modern Fertility, a startup with a similar business model. The startup’s founders will lead Ro’s women’s health business.


BioBox Analytics launches platform to help scientists analyze genomic data (BETAKIT)

BioBox’s founding team launched the startup to address some of the technical and collaborative barriers faced by scientists who work with genomic data.


PathAI finds its way to $165M series C for diagnostic and drug development software (FIERCE BIOTECH)

The latest funding round follows PathAI’s series B, which initially closed in April 2019 with $60 million from a group of investors led by General Atlantic.


Canadian tech is having a moment. How best to seize it? (BETAKIT)

Anyone paying attention to the Canadian tech ecosystem will know something special is happening. So what comes next?


Haven is dead, but JPMorgan still wants to transform healthcare (FAST COMPANY)

Now that the anticipated collaboration between JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway has wound down, the finance company is finding its way forward with a new healthcare venture.


Curatio ramps up COVID-19 response with app launch in India, two new partnerships (BETAKIT)

With the moves, Curatio aims to reduce the strain on “already overburdened healthcare systems” during the pandemic.


The promise and perils of the new fertility entrepreneurs (THE NEW YORKER)

Startups are pushing a breezy but proactive attitude toward reproduction centered on preemptive treatments during one’s most fertile years.


Insurtech company Bright Health latest digital health company to IPO (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The company plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BHG.”


The Wheel deal: Virtual care startup rolls into $50M series B to grow telehealth software, clinician network (FIERCE BIOTECH)

With nearly $70 million in lifetime venture funding under its belt, Wheel isn’t looking to reinvent its eponymous device — just the entire telehealth industry.


Irish hospitals are latest to be hit by ransomware attacks (NEW YORK TIMES)

Hospitals in Ireland, New Zealand and Scripps Health in San Diego are reeling from digital extortion attacks.


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Josh Scott

Josh Scott

Josh Scott is a BetaKit staff writer who loves to tell Canadian business and tech stories. His coverage is more complete than his moustache.