H|T: The Healthtech Times – Let’s regenerate tissue

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Mavencare expands to Boston (BETAKIT)

Through Mavencare, caregivers can log their interactions with the Mavencare mobile app, and families have full access to the day-to-day activities.

Researchers use AI to predict heart attack mortality rate (VENTUREBEAT)

“Compared with risk assessment guidelines that require manual calculation of scores, machine learning based prediction for disease outcomes such as mortality can be utilized to save time and improve prediction accuracy.”

With deadline looming for healthcare.gov enrollment, Stride offers direct enrollment for gig workers (TECHCRUNCH)

Using the service, freelancers, gig economy workers and basically any other consumer who isn’t covered through an employer-provided insurance program can use Stride to spend tax credits to enroll in a health insurance plan.

Google launches AI program in Thailand to screen for diabetic eye disease (VENTUREBEAT)

The program analyses patients’ eye screen results to assess if they are at a risk of vision loss, which will enable them to have preemptive treatment.

Mental wellness startup Wisdo launches with $11 million in funding (TECHCRUNCH)

Communities on Wisdo focus on topics around physical health, mental health, self-growth, sexuality, identity and family. The app works by connecting people seeking help with those who can offer help — often those who have been through similar experiences.

Using AI to improve electronic health records (CNBC)

“As delivery networks grow and deploy broad enterprise EHR platforms, the challenge of making them help rather than hinder clinicians is increasing.”

Seattle biotech startup raises $3.7M to help the body regenerate tissue (GEEKWIRE)

Rodeo’s efforts are aimed at treating inflammatory bowel disease and promoting blood cell growth following bone marrow transplants.

Florida startup raises $9M for on-demand pharmacist marketplace (MEDCITYNEWS)

Aspen RxHealth wants to function as an on-demand marketplace for pharmacists less physically tied down to brick-and-mortar retail pharmacy locations.

LemonBox, which brings US vitamins to Chinese consumers, raises $2M (TECHCRUNCH)

LemonBox has pulled in the new capital from 10 investors, which include Partech, Tekton Ventures, Cathexis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and 122 West Ventures.


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

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CAN – Canadian Cancer Society (read more)

CAN – Canadian National Transplant Research Program (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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