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Medical Innovation Xchange partners with Ontario government to assist companies in retooling for COVID-19 (BETAKIT)

The Medical Innovation Xchange has partnered with the Government of Ontario to offer advisory services to companies retooling to fight COVID-19.


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Tia Health gets over $24 million to build a network of holistic health clinics and virtual services for women (TECHCRUNCH)

Tia Health, the developer of a network of digital wellness apps, clinics and telehealth services designed to treat women’s health holistically, has raised $24.275 million in a new round of funding.


AbCellera secures $144 million CAD Series B funding round (BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based AbCellera has closed a $144 million CAD ($105 million USD) Series B funding round to help further advance its antibody drug discovery platform.


Funding roundup: Health kiosk-maker raises $30M from Babylon Health (MED CITY NEWS)

Higi said it has deployed more than 10,000 Smart Health Stations, small kiosks that can provide metrics on pulse, blood pressure and weight.


Phelix.ai raises $1 million seed round led by Well Health Technologies (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based Phelix.ai has raised a $1 million seed round.


Telemedicine startup Bright.md raises more cash as interest in virtual healthcare surges (GEEKWIRE)

Portland, Ore.-based startup Bright.md officially closed a $16.7 million investment round for its AI-powered virtual healthcare service.


Cinchy secures $10 million, looks to expand data network into healthcare amid COVID-19 (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based startup Cinchy has closed a $10 million CAD Series A funding round.


Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance (TECHCRUNCH)

Participants in the study wore the Oura Ring, and provided additional data that was then used to develop AI-based models to anticipate the onset of symptoms before they physically manifested.


Director-general of World Health Organization to speak at Collision from Home (BETAKIT)

Collision from Home has announced that the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will speak at this year’s conference.


Apple, Google release their joint technology for pandemic-tracking apps (CBC)

Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology Wednesday to notify people automatically if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.


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