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Calgary healthtech hub HaTCH announces startups in first cohort

The Calgary-based Health Technology Commercialization Hub (HaTCH) has officially announced its first cohort of companies.


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How Toronto Cat Rescue is using tech to build a Tinder for foster cats

Ahead of the Digital for Good Tech Jam, leaders from Toronto Cat Rescue and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada explained how they hope to use tech to support their charities.


TechCrunch

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

The new Research app instead offers a dedicated place for this opt-in activity and makes it simpler for people who want to join multiple studies at once.


How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers

An FT investigation reveals symptoms and drug names shared with hundreds of third parties including Google and Facebook.


Elektra Labs launches connected health tech catalogue alongside $2.9M in seed funding

Called Atlas, the tool helps healthcare and research organizations vet wearables and health monitoring devices by their features, validation, usability, security and more.


BetaKit

Two research projects receive combined $448,000 from Innovate BC

Two BC research projects have received a total of $448,000 through the Ignite Program of Innovate BC, the agency that funds entrepreneurial support programs.


Anti-smoking groups call for tougher restrictions in Nova Scotia on e-cigarettes

Both the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Cancer Society are calling for tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes.


TechCrunch

Whoop, the sports tech and analytics company that makes discreet wearables, raises $55M

Offering its devices for free is just one of the ways that Whoop diverges from the usual wearables story.


Google’s data misdeeds are haunting its healthcare plans

After a report that Google is accessing 50 million patient records without people’s knowledge, its future in the medical field may depend on regaining people’s trust.


Emergency room robotics startup raises $24 million

Diagnostic Robotics develops robots that use artificial intelligence to assess the urgency of each case before the people in line can be seen by a doctor.


San Francisco biotech startup 89bio raises $85M in IPO

The company is tackling a fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

CAN – CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians (read more)

CAN – CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant (read more)

CAN – CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award (read more)


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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.