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BetaKit

Precision OS raises $2.3 million to build VR simulations for surgery

Precision OS provides orthopedic surgical education using virtual reality.


finsmes

Ezra raises $4M in seed funding

Ezra, which is developing a way new way to screen for cancer, raised the funding from ccomplice, with participation from Founders Future, Credo Ventures, Seedcamp, Esther Dyson, and others.


bk

Knowtions Research raises $5 million with IVP, Alibaba

Knowtions’ Lydia AI platform works by building people profiles and learning healthcare behaviours that are specific to each insurer’s region, doctors, and members.


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Roivant raises $200M in equity financing, valuing company at $7B

The company, founded by Vivek Ramaswamy, anticipates topline data from six Phase III trials next year. It raised $1.1 billion last year in a round led by SoftBank.


montrealgazette

Opinion: Let’s get with the times on medical communications technology

The principal method of communication between doctors in Quebec is still the fax machine. Quebec is years behind other provinces in deploying health-care technology. We also still use pagers and paper in the digital, mobile age.


cbc

Your smartphone is burning a lot of carbon

In a study published earlier this year, two professors at McMaster University in Hamilton looked at the carbon footprint of the information and communications technologies industry (ICT), which includes the internet.


techcrunch

DeepMind hands off role as health app provider to parent Google

“Our vision is for Streams to now become an AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors everywhere — combining the best algorithms with intuitive design, all backed up by rigorous evidence. The team working within Google, alongside brilliant colleagues from across the organisation, will help make this vision a reality.”


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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CAD – Software Solution for ImageSim Platform (read more)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.