H|T: The Healthtech Times – Pinterest versus anti-vaxxers

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The ten winning companies of CED Fast Forward Challenge(BETAKIT)

The challenge aims to strengthen the province’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering funding to Quebec-based startups.

Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health(TECHCRUNCH)

Forcing patients to use one app for every healthcare interaction disregards the complexity and specificity of individual diseases and patient profiles.

Juvenescence raises $100M to fund longevity assets to early readouts(FIERCEBIOTECH)

The U.K. company, which was co-founded by Jim Mellon, has reeled in $165 million over 18 months to establish itself at the forefront of the nascent longevity sector.

Today in government funding: Quebec, cleantech, healthtech(BETAKIT)

Harmonic Medical, a Burlington-based medical company, which has developed focused ultrasound technology for non-invasive surgery, received a contribution of more than $2.1 million.

Health insurance startup Alan launches four new verticals(CBC)

The company also announced plans to overhaul some of its tech stack to improve the overall user experience.

U of A lab developing wearable technology to prevent athletic injuries(CBC)

Researchers at the University of Alberta with the help of a top student from China are developing wearable technology to aid in athletic assessment and rehabilitation.

Baze raises $6M in Series A funding(TECHNICAL)

The company intends to use the funds to expand its marketing efforts to educate consumers on the importance of personalized supplements, as well as expand its nutrient testing and supplement offerings.

ePACT raises $4.5 million to digitize emergency contact, health information(BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based emergency network ePACT has raised a $4.5 million Series A funding round for its digital emergency preparedness platform.

Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines(TECHCRUNCH)

As part of its efforts against health misinformation, Pinterest is now displaying information from public health organizations for keywords like “measles” or “vaccine safety.”

Fitbit customers angry company ignored complaints after latest tech update ruined devices(CBC)

Fitbit said it’s working on a ‘satisfactory resolution’ for the ‘small subset’ of affected customers.


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

CAN – CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians (read more)

CAN – CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant (read more)

CAN – CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award (read more)

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