H|T: The Healthtech Times – Calgary’s COVID breakthrough


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Founder Institute Montréal, MedStack launch digital health startup fellowship (BETAKIT)

Founder Institute’s Montréal branch has partnered with MedStack to offer a startup fellowship for organizations working on digital health solutions.

Peppy raises £1.7M for its employee healthcare benefits platform (TECHCRUNCH)

Peppy, the U.K. employee healthcare benefits platform focusing on family support, female health and mental well-being, has raised £1.7 million in seed funding.

Calgary-built sterilization unit kills COVID-19 virus in 45 seconds flat (CTV NEWS)

The unit’s primary purpose will be to sterilize PPE, in order to make them reusable.

Digital pharmacy startup PocketPills tracks increased growth amid COVID-19 (BETAKIT)

PocketPills, a Surrey, British Columbia-based healthtech startup is tracking increased interest in its digital pharmacy service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cue Health raises $100M to validate at-home flu test (MED CITY NEWS)

The company recently submitted its system to the FDA for emergency use authorization to be used for onsite COVID-19 testing.

Apple shares COVID screening data with CDC, digital health market to beat $350B by 2025 and more digital health news briefs (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

Also: A deep dive on Verily’s Project Baseline; Intermountain Healthcare launches home-monitoring program.

Invixium raises $3 million amid growing demand for touchless biometrics fever detection (BETAKIT)

Invixium, a Toronto-based biometric security products manufacturer that focuses on access control and workforce digitalization, has closed $3 million.

Virtual care provider Conversa raises $12M as investors bet big on digital health startups (GEEKWIRE)

The latest digital health company to land funding is Conversa, a Portland, Ore.-based telehealth startup that announced a $12 million Series B round.

With biotech stocks soaring, Atlas Venture raises $400M for new fund (BIZJOURNALS)

There was well over $1 billion of demand for Atlas Venture’s latest fund, according to Partner Kevin Bitterman.

Pipo Saude raises $4.6 million to bring healthcare benefits management services to Brazil (BETAKIT)

Pipo Saude, a Brazilian provider of healthcare services for businesses and their employees, has raised $4.6 million in a new round of funding to expand its footprint in Brazil.

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