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Carebook completes reverse takeover, readies for TSX Venture Exchange debut (BETAKIT)

Montréal-based Carebook Technologies has completed a reverse takeover of Pike Mountain Minerals as it looks to list on the TSX Venture Exchange this week.


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The digital health market map showcases Canadian disruptors (BETAKIT)

In collaboration with CB Insights, PwC has mapped out the top 50+ venture capital (VC) backed digital health companies across the health ecosystem in Canada.


As it closes in on Arm, Nvidia announces UK supercomputer dedicated to medical research (TECHCRUNCH)

As Nvidia continues to work through its deal to acquire Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion, the computing giant is making another big move to lay out its commitment to investing in U.K. technology.


Dialogue acquires leading Canadian employee assistance programs provider as it expands offerings (BETAKIT)

Telehealth startup Dialogue has acquired Canadian workplace health and wellness service provider Optima Global Health, as it expands its product offerings.


Biodesix, developer of tests for lung disease and COVID-19, files for IPO (CRUNCHBASE)

Boulder, Colorado-based Biodesix, a developer of diagnostics for lung disease and COVID-19, is the latest well-funded biotech company to plan its public market debut.


Biotech startup Phenomic AI raises $7.97 million CAD to identify promising cancer drugs (BETAKIT)

Phenomic AI, which helps researchers spot differences between cells that could be early signs of disease and identify promising drugs, has raised $7.97 million.


Starship brings gig economy focus to health savings accounts (MED CITY NEWS)

In the first six months of 2020, the company saw 500% growth in active accounts and plans to double its membership again by the end of the year.


Privacy commissioner finds pandemic raises new privacy concerns around telemedicine, EdTech (BETAKIT)

A new report from Canada’s privacy commissioner is warning new technologies that have seen mass adoption during the pandemic raise new privacy concerns.


Digital mental health subscription service Cerebral lands $35M (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The startup said that the new funding will go towards expanding into all 50 states.


Federal government doles out cumulative $13.4 million to four healthtech organizations (BETAKIT)

Four Toronto-based healthtech businesses and organizations have received a cumulative $13.4 million in loans from the federal government.


Preventive care dropped during COVID-19 pandemic despite rise in telehealth visits: study (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

Despite the interest in telehealth fueled by the pandemic, virtual care didn’t fill in the gap for missed primary care appointments, according to a study published in JAMA Open.Four Toronto-based healthtech businesses and organizations have received a cumulative $13.4 million in loans from the federal government.


Today in funding: Course Studio, Olive, goPeer, WeUsThem, Prospre (BETAKIT)

Five Canadian startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised.


Health Records on iPhone is now available in Canada (MOBILESYRUP)

The platform aims to create a direct connection between medical institutions and patient iPhones.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.