H|T: The Healthtech Times – How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare

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Dash MD raises $500,000 to help hospitals communicate aftercare to patients (BETAKIT)

The company is expanding in the US through its American brand name, Scout MD.

MediSeen Recommends: Blockchain Buzz Is Only Growing Louder in Healthcare(HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

“Blockchain was the hot topic at the recent HIMSS2018 in Las Vegas. There are seismic opportunities to apply the technology in the healthcare arena that would dramatically improve patient care and continuity across all care pathways.”
– Daniel Warner, MediSeen CEO and founder

Doctors say government neglect, mismanagement to blame for sorry state of health care(CBC)

The province has spent too much on bureaucracy, says advocacy group Concerned Ontario Doctors.

Self-care startup Shine raises $5 million Series A(TECHCRUNCH)

The round was led by existing investor Comcast Ventures, with paticipation from Felix Capital, Female Founders Fund, BBG Ventures, and others.

Walmart is looking at buying PillPack, an online pharmacy, for under $1 billion (CNBC)

PillPack’s focus on making it easier for customers to order and fulfill medications is an attractive proposition for Walmart and other e-commerce companies that are looking to enhance their health care offerings.

Morning Recovery raises $10 million CAD to cure hangovers with a scientific approach (BETAKIT)

The round for the LA-based company includes a mix of Canadian angels and US institutional investors.

Healthcare endpoint security gets smart to match fiercer threats (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Hospitals and health systems are shifting their data protection strategies to deal with challenges posed by mobile and cloud computing.

COMMENTARY: How AI can prevent suicides in Canada (GLOBALNEWS)

The Canadian Biomarker Integration Network for Depression reviews promising applications of AI to suicide prevention, and draw attention to the barriers within this field.

Healthtech startup BeatO raises $1.3M from Leo Capital, Blume Ventures (INC42)

BeatO uses a smartphone-based glucometer for blood glucose monitoring and currently serves 25,000 active customers in over 1,500 cities.

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it (TECHCRUNCH)

As healthcare costs in America continue to skyrocket, with no political solution in sight, 3D printing could offer some direly needed relief. Here are just some the ways in which 3D printing is already revolutionizing the healthcare industry.

BC Innovation Council awards nearly $1 million to four research projects (BETAKIT)

Darrel Fry, CEO of Advanced BioCarbon 3D, and Jason Taylor of Selkirk College were awarded $300,000 to develop a new type of 3D-printing filament from 100% biodegradable, engineering grade plastics and carbon fiber derived from lignin.

Fact or fallacy: Is blockchain a panacea for healthcare’s IT issues? (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

One of the research projects BCIC is investing in aims to develop a high resolution retinal-imaging scanner capable of cellular level imaging that will one day revolutionize eye care.

OneEleven and Aviva Canada announce five startups accepted into insurtech growth program (BETAKIT)

One of the selected startups is Maple, which enables access to non-emergency healthcare by connecting patients with physicians 24/7 through mobile, tablet, or computer.


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

CAD – Automated Blood Group Analyzer (read more)

CAD – Entrepreneurs Program (Ontario Brain Institute) (read more)

CAD – Call for Innovations: Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program – Round 3 (read more)

ON – Life Science Venture Capital Fund Initiative (read more)

ON – Design and Build of CritiCall Ontario Data Centre (read more)


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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