H|T: The Healthtech Times – Mental health moment

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CIFAR launches 14 AI research projects to help in fight against COVID-19 (BETAKIT)

CIFAR is launching 14 projects as part of its artificial intelligence (AI) and COVID-19 Catalyst Grants Program.

Hypnosis for health? Investors have placed a $1.1 million bet on Mindset Health that it can work (TECHCRUNCH)

Meditation is a multi-million-dollar business, with apps like Calm and Headspace raking in millions of dollars in venture financing and giving them billions of dollars in perceived valuation.

Immunai raises $20 million for AI that predicts immune response (VENTUREBEAT)

It will use the capital to further the development of its tech and business functions while hiring new scientists, engineers, and machine learning experts, a spokesperson told VentureBeat.

Dialogue partners with Canadian insurance company iA Financial Group (BETAKIT)

Montréal-based Dialogue is partnering with Canadian insurance company iA Financial Group, to facilitate access to virtual healthcare during COVID-19.

Paris-based Medicaim raises €1.2 million to facilitate global medical care (EU STARTUPS)

With this substantial first round of financing, the startup wants to become a leader in the healthcare market and make medical care accessible to all.

Singapore-based Intellect wants to lower barriers to mental health support in Asia (TECHCRUNCH)

Taking care of your emotional well-being is as important as physical health, but in Asia, the topic is often stigmatized.

Government expands BCAP, announces COVID-19 support for Canada’s largest employers (BETAKIT)

The federal government announced Monday it will provide new emergency financing to large and medium-sized businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psicologia Viva snags US$1 million to improve Latam’s mental health (CONTXTO)

The startup will use the funds to hire additional staff, release new products, as well as expand within its native Brazil and the Latam region.

Seattle biotech startup OncoSenX raising more cash for cancer-fighting therapies (GEEKWIRE)

Biotech startup OncoSenX is raising more cash to help support its pipeline of therapeutics that aim to kill cancer cells based on their genetics.

Government to expedite approvals for temporary foreign workers during COVID-19 pandemic (BETAKIT)

The federal government has implemented a temporary policy that will reduce the time it takes for a temporary foreign worker to start a new job in Canada.

GreenLight Biosciences raises $17M to ramp mRNA production for COVID-19 vaccine candidate trials (TECHCRUNCH)

Making mRNA is a fairly specialized affair, and one biotech startup that focuses on its production has raised $17 million in special purpose funding to ramp up its manufacturing capacity.

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