H|T: The Healthtech Times – Genetics on the blockchain

Genetics research. Pipette and flask in front of a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) autoradiogram.

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Goose raises $2.25 million seed round for travel medical insurance app (BETAKIT)

Goose said it will provide up to $10 million in travel medical insurance.

Health tech: AI, APIs, and data interoperability (ZDNET)

A prominent leader in medical innovation discusses how technology can change the healthcare system. He offers a unique enterprise view of the complexity and challenges of fixing our health system.

University of Calgary launches wearable tech program as demand for graduates explodes (CBC)

The CREATE grant will train 80 graduate students over the next 6 years to become experts in field of wearable technology.

Taking a spin with Garmin’s vivosmart 4 activity tracker (TECHCRUNCH)

The new model comes equipped with a newly redesigned wrist-based heart rate sensor, VO2 max and tracker for various activities like running, strength training and yoga.

Artificial intelligence used to predict how cancers will evolve and spread (INDEPENDENT)

“With this tool, we hope to remove one of cancer’s trump cards.”

Is this $150-a-month holistic primary care service the future of medicine? (FASTCOMPANY)

With locations in New York, San Francisco, and LA, Parsley Health is on a mission to bring “functional medicine” to the prescription-popping masses.

BioNova announces healthtech finalists for $25,000 pitch competition (BETAKIT)

The competition will be held in Halifax on November 7 during BioPort 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

George Church’s genetics on the blockchain startup just raised $4.3 million from Khosla (TECHCRUNCH)

Nebula Genomics, which wants to put your whole genome on the blockchain, received the funding from Khosla Ventures, Arch Venture Partners, Fenbushi Capital, Mayfield, F-Prime Capital Partners, Great Point Ventures, Windham Venture Partners, and others.

CDC explores blockchain to better share and track EHR data (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has explored the digital ledger technology to secure data from electronic health records.

Medical education startup Nexus Labs closes seed funding (FINSMES)

Nexus Labs, which has developed a platform to enhance the learning experiences of students and doctors from around the world, received the funding from the GM&C Life Sciences Fund and Alderley Park Ventures.


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

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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.

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