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BetaKit

Ontario Telemedicine Network lays off 15 percent of staff following provincial cuts

The 15 percent staff reduction comes amid revelations that the province is cutting more than $70 million for eHealth Ontario, a provider of digital health records, as well as nearly $52 million less for health policy and research.


Dell Technologies World, Day 3 – Technology’s role in making people happy, an interview with Joshua Jackson, and more

We got a chance to speak with Dell EMC’s new Canadian channel chief and the co-founders of Liquid Media Group, an integrated global studio based in Vancouver, on Day 3 of Dell Technologies World.


TechCrunch

Health at Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare

A startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare.


VentureBeat

DocPlanner raises $89.8 million to simplify doctor appointment bookings

DocPlanner, an online doctor booking company founded out of Warsaw, Poland, is raking in the dough despite competition from international rivals.


BetaKit

HelpWear taps Canada Research Chair Derek Exner as chief medical officer

HelpWear, a Toronto-based healthtech startup that has developed a non-invasive wearable heart monitor, has announced Dr. Derek Exner is joining as the company’s chief medical officer.


EU Startups

Paris-based biotech startup DNA Script raises €34.4 million in Series B funding to more efficiently synthesize DNA

Founded in 2014, the Paris-based startup has announced an oversubscribed Series B fundraising of €34.4 million led by Life Sciences Partners (LSP).


BetaKit

PocketPills raises $2 million seed round for virtual pharmacy software

PocketPills, a Vancouver-based tech-driven healthtech company that has been called the ‘UberEats” of pharmacies, has fully subscribed a $2 million seed round led by WaterBridge Ventures Funds.


VentureBeat

Solera Health raises $42 million to match chronic conditions with treatment plans

The round, which follows an $18.3 million series B in July 2017 and brings the startup’s total raised to $72 million, will fuel the growth of its marketplace and payment model, according to CEO Brenda Schmidt.


TechCrunch

Urban closes $10M Series B in bid to become ‘one-stop shop’ for on-demand wellness services

Urban, the London-headquartered company that lets you book a growing range of wellness services on demand — now including massage, osteopathy, facial and nail services — has raised $10 million in Series B funding.


EU Startups

Bordeaux-based startup TreeFrog Therapeutics raises over €7 million for its tech to mass produce stem cells

Bordeaux-based biotech startup TreeFrog Therapeutics, which specialises in the development of stem cells, has raised €7.1 million in a Series A funding round, just six months after incorporating.


CNBC

Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion

The company delivers medical supplies, including blood, rabies vaccines and antivenom, to thousands of hard-to-reach health clinics in Rwanda and Ghana.


BetaKit

Halifax-based Tranquility Online launches mental health platform

Tranquility Online, based out of Halifax, is launching its first online mental health platform for Canadians.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

CAN – 2019 Spark Program Call for Innovations (read more)

CAN – Innovation Fund (read more)

CAN – Making the Shift Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (read more)

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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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