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Toronto has been a major part of the company’s operations, and according to Emile Nuwaysir, president and CEO of BlueRock, it has no plans of leaving the city following the acquisition.
Sperm storage startups are raising millions(TECHCRUNCH)
A number of startups are bringing technology and innovation to the fertility industry, with a growing few focused specifically on male fertility.
Four Manitoba-based startups are receiving a combined $5.9 million from the federal government to support future growth opportunities in the life sciences startup sector.
Maven Ventures and Startup Health also invested in the round, which brought the startup’s total funding to date to $5.3 million.
The majority of Canadians are wanting a more tech-driven healthcare system, but not all of them are confident about Canada’s ability to adopt virtual care.
Iterative Scopes recently completed MIT’s Delta V, the school’s startup accelerator. The startup has raised a total of $6M to improve the cancer outcomes of colon cancer by improving traditional detection methods.
Toronto-based healthtech startup, BlueDot, which builds solutions that aim to track, contextualize, and anticipate infectious disease risks, has raised $9.2 million CAD ($7 million USD).
The UK government has announced it’s rerouting £250M (~$300M) in public funds for the country’s National Health Service (NHS) to set up an artificial intelligence lab that will work to expand the use of AI technologies within the service.
It’s obvious that there’s massive potential for technology companies to improve Canada’s healthcare system. Yet there are many reasons why it’s been difficult to reach the critical mass necessary to change processes—and mindsets—around how Canada delivers healthcare.
The team is building a new software platform that will make it easier for healthcare organizations, academic researchers, clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies, to harness exponentially growing volumes of genomic and biomedical data.
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)