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BetaKit

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

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


MediSeen

MediSeen Recommends: Blockchain Buzz Is Only Growing Louder in Healthcare

“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


cbc

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

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


techcrunch

Self-care startup Shine raises $5 million Series A

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


cnbc

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

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.


betakit

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

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


cdw

Healthcare endpoint security gets smart to match fiercer threats

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


global

COMMENTARY: How AI can prevent suicides in Canada

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


inc42

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

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


techcrunch

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

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.


betakit

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

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.


cdw

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

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.


betakit

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

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.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.