H|T: The Healthtech Times – Medical devices under the microscope

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BetaKit

National Research Council of Canada opens medtech innovation centre at U of T

The National Research Council of Canada has opened a Centre for Research and Application in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) at the University of Toronto.


cbc

Health minister vows to strengthen oversight of medical devices after investigation reveals problems

Canada’s health minister says she is “deeply concerned” by problems with medical devices that have been revealed by investigative journalists and has pledged to make changes.


techcrunch

Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

The funding values Bright Health at $950 million, according to PitchBook — more than double the $400 million valuation it garnered with its $160 million Series B in June 2017.


e

Chinese scientist claims he edited babies’ genes with CRISPR

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool.


techcrunch

Legacy freezes your sperm so you don’t have to

The company has raised $250,000 and they are profitable. Kteily sees his company as the “Swiss Bank” of sperm storage.


vccircle

Ankur Capital, others inject fresh funds into health-tech startup Niramai

Breast cancer screening startup Niramai Health Analytix Pvt. Ltd has raised a new round of funding from its existing venture capital investors and Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal.


techcrunch

Amazon’s newest service uses machine learning to extract medical data from patient records

The company announced the service, called Amazon Comprehend Medical, on Tuesday, shortly after The Wall Street Journal reported on it.


vb

Nvidia’s Clara health care platform and medical imaging SDKs hit general availability

It also unveiled the Transfer Learning Toolkit and AI Assisted Annotation SDK, two AI tools tailored to medical imaging workflows, and partnerships with Ohio State University and the National Institutes of Health.


yourstory

Yebhi co-founder Danish Ahmed’s latest venture Hospals raises $1.5M

Danish Ahmed’s new medical tourism venture Hospals on Thursday announced the conclusion of its first round of $1.5 millon led by Spiral Ventures and Venture Catalysts.


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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.