H|T: The Healthtech Times – Canada’s Digital Health and Discovery Platform

The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe.

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Canada-wide digital health platform receives $49 million from federal government(BETAKIT)

The Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP), a network that aims to establish a Canada-wide health data platform, has received a $49 million grant from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Facebook releases a trio of maps to aid with fighting disease outbreaks(TECHCRUNCH)

Facebook has announced a new initiative focused on using its data and technologies to help nonprofit organizations and universities working in public health better map the spread of infectious diseases around the world.

Cala Health raises $50M ahead of commercial launch of its bioelectric stimulation device(MEDCITYNEWS)

The Burlingame, California-based startup bills itself as a bioelectric medicine company that is using electric signals to stimulate the nervous system as a pathway to treat chronic disease.

Livekick raises $3M to use live video for one-on-one training(TECHCRUNCH)

Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding.

PocketPills raises $2 million seed round for virtual pharmacy software(BETAKIT)

PocketPills, a Vancouver-based tech-driven healthtech company that has been called the ‘UberEats’ of pharmacies, has fully subscribed a $2 million seed round led by WaterBridge Ventures Funds.

Cardinal Analytx raises $22 million to predict high-cost health plan members(VENTUREBEAT)

Palo Alto, California-based Cardinal Analytx Solutions, which develops and maintains predictive analytics software for health care payers and providers, announced that it has secured $22 million in a series B.

French healthtech startup Sim&Cure raises €3 million(TECHCRUNCH)

The company says that its product has already been used to treat more than 1,500 patients in 250 hospitals.

Biofourmis raises $35M to develop smarter treatments for chronic diseases(TECHCRUNCH)

Biofourmis, a Singapore-based startup pioneering a distinctly tech-based approach to the treatment of chronic conditions, has raised a $35 million Series B round for expansion.


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

CAN – 2019 Spark Program Call for Innovations (read more)

CAN – Innovation Fund (read more)

CAN – Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (read more)

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