H|T: The Healthtech Times – Flatten the curve


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DNAstack launches new tool to help scientists share genomic data on COVID-19(BETAKIT)

DNAstack has launched a new tool for scientific and medical communities to share and discover knowledge about the genetics of COVID-19.

Healthcare startups Nurx and Carbon Health ship at-home COVID-19 test sample kits(TECHCRUNCH)

Efforts to get at-home test kits for the COVID-19 coronavirus are ramping up quickly, and two more health industry startups are bringing their own products to market, with both Carbon Health and Nurx starting to ship their own in-home sample collection kits.

Telus, Alberta partner to launch virtual doctor services to supplement provincial healthcare system(BETAKIT)

This week, the Government of Alberta and Telus Health announced a new partnership giving Albertans access to virtual healthcare services, including doctors.

Serena Williams-backed health startup Quit Genius raises $11m in funding round(CITYAM)

San Francisco-based Quit Genius, which provides stop smoking services to NHS trusts in the UK, secured the cash injection in a series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures.

Here’s how #CDNtech companies are pitching in during COVID-19(BETAKIT)

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the world, Canadian businesses are taking steps to help flatten the curve and support customers through new offerings.

India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus, asks social media services to curb spread of misinformation(TECHCRUNCH)

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has urged social media services to tackle the spread of misinformation on their platforms.

Smart ring startup Oura raises $28 million from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Square, and Forerunner Ventures(VENTUREBEAT)

Oura, a Finnish startup that creates a smart activity- and sleep-tracking ring, has raised $28 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Jack Dorsey’s Square, and Forerunner Ventures.

Maple to launch COVID-19 screening for Ontario residents, free virtual clinic platform for doctors(BETAKIT)

Virtual care platform Maple will provide online COVID-19 (coronavirus) screenings with a live physician to all Ontario residents.

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