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CareWorx plans to use the funding to accelerate growth in the senior care market.
In celebration of this year’s Toronto Health Innovation Week, MedStack and MediSeen are pleased to present a knowledge-sharing event focused on the role and keys to success of Ontario digital health startups in driving innovation for patients, providers, and payers.
The Y Combinator graduate has developed a new antibody that could halt the growth and spread of tumors.
In a world where any data can be considered health data, how are organizations navigating ethical boundaries?
Innovation in health care is one of the greatest benefits to us all. While the FDA’s regulation of health care innovation is essential to making such developments safe, are its strict regulatory policies killing tomorrow’s health solutions?
BioIQ, which provides tools for orchestrating health testing programs and biometric screening events across multiple vendors, raised the funding from HealthQuest and Arboretum Ventures, with participation from existing investors.
The Monarch Platform utilizes the common endoscopy procedure to insert a flexible robot into hard to reach places inside the human body. A doctor trained on the system uses a video game-style controller to navigate inside, with help from 3D models.
“Something…we’ve been building for some period of time and we deeply care about… relates to what happens to older people,” said Babak Parviz, Amazon’s vice president of special projects. “We have looked at the older population in the context of health… and we know this group has a lot of issues and unmet needs.”
Accenture Research recently concluded a study of future workforce trends, including in health care. The data points to significant growth for the industry, both in terms of jobs and revenues, as AI moves beyond rudimentary automation and enables greater collaboration between humans and machines.
The company’s platform allows patients to build a HIPAA-compliant health profile, which they can use to check into an appointment by swiping their smartphone.
AesculaTech has already performed pre-clinical animal trials that show its dry eye treatment creates statistically significant increases in tears on eyes and are preparing for human trials to bring it closer to approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.
CAD – iBest Innovation Showcase (read more)
CAD – Adopting Research to Improve Care (read more)
CAD – Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grants (read more)
BC – Emergency Medical Assistants Registry Replacement Project (read more)
QUE – Canada-European Union Health Data Project Grants (read more)
KW – SharePoint Solution (read more)