H|T: The Healthtech Times – Uber Rx

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Dialogue expands beyond telemedicine with new Employee Assistance Program offering (BETAKIT)

Dialogue, which has, until now, solely focused on providing a virtual healthcare solution, appears to be expanding into new verticals with the new offering.

JD.com’s 1-year-old health unicorn to get $830M from Hillhouse (TECHCRUNCH)

The deal with Hillhouse, an early backer in JD.com and an aggressive pursuer of opportunities in healthcare, is expected to occur in Q3 this year.

Made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine effort slowed by manufacturing delay (CBC)

Before it can proceed to human clinical trials, the facility needs to complete more studies using higher-grade materials than what they needed for their early animal studies. But waiting for busy manufacturers to provide them is holding up the process.

Some startups grapple with USPS delays in medication delivery (MED CITY NEWS)

Some healthcare startups that offer at-home prescription deliveries and test kits have experienced delays with the USPS. They shared how they’re navigating the changes.

Exo raises $40M Series B extension to bring ultrasound device to market (CRUNCHBASE)

Including the Series B+ funding round, Exo has raised nearly $100 million, according to the company.

Well Health acquires services division of cybersecurity startup Cycura for $2.55 million (BETAKIT)

Well Health Technologies, a publicly-traded healthtech company, has acquired the services division of Toronto-based cybersecurity startup Cycura.

Virtual pediatric behavioral care provider Brightline scores $20M Series A (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The platform recently launched in California, and is eyeing more states down the line.

Uber launches prescription delivery service in Seattle, Dallas (NEW YORK POST)

Uber has started delivering prescriptions to help people avoid trips to the pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Healthtech startup Castor lands €10.1 million to further support COVID-19 research (EU STARTUPS)

Founded in 2011, Castor is a cloud-based clinical data platform that simplifies the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, for researchers globally.

Tips from a women-led period health startup on pitching to male investors (FORBES)

It’s not new that gender inequality is prevalent in venture capital. In 2018, the CFA Institute reported that only 2.2 percent of venture capital spending went to female founders.

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